Saturday, October 6, 2012

Trick or Treat Street: A Halloween Story

Trick or Treat Street: A Halloween Story by Moira Butterfield and illustrated by Will O'Brien tells the story of a young boy whose last year's Halloween costume has been nibbled on and ruined by an intruding mouse. While all of his other friends are wearing bright costumes and having fun, he is left with nothing to wear until his mother pools her resources and makes him a one-of-a-kind outfit.
This book will appeal to the preschool set with bright photos mixed with artist's drawings. The book has an almost scrapbook look, which should inspire crafty parents to take lots of photos on Halloween and construct their own stories.
I would have loved to see at least one or two more pages with the mother and son searching the house for the materials to make the final costume, rejecting some, keeping others. I could actually see this made into two separate books, one about the kids out trick-or-treating and an entire book dedicated to making a homemade outfit. That in itself can be more fun than buying something ready to wear.
The rhymes in this book are fun and are good for small children learning to read. I would definitely recommend this for a preschooler.

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