On Halloween afternoon, we headed to my sister’s house to see their amazing outdoor Halloween decorations. We went inside to chat for a bit, and not to my surprise my sister was already decked out in her Halloween costume and she had these cute books on her table. She is a children’s librarian and always knows the ins and outs about the cutest and most clever books for kids. My kids love it when she reads to them and this occasion was no different. Pretty soon the kids swarmed around her while she read these cute books.
Written by Mark Kimball, Illustrated by Karen Hillard Good
“Twisted Sistahs” is a story about the fictional first Halloween. Three witch sisters throw a big party and invite all the men in the land–like Frankenstein and Dracula, and Jack-o-Lantern. The sisters help each other prepare for the ghoulish party and advise each other on the perfect outfit and creepy crawly accessories. They play music and fun games at the party, like bobbing for apples (green apples with worms in them). The party is such a success, the witch sisters decide to have a party every year on the same night and call it Halloween. The entire story is told in rhyme with clever phrases and funny, imaginative descriptions.
Room On The Broom
Written by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
“Room On The Broom” is a cute witch story too. I smiled at this because maybe I identify with her. She’s a not-so-bad person really, but still a witch. Doing her best to hold it together, she keeps losing things. Each time she runs into a mini crisis, she meets someone who is there at just the right moment to help her out. Each new friend hops on to the not-so-roomy broom. Pretty soon the broom snaps, and the witch finds herself in trouble when she crashes into a big bad dragon. In the end her new friends come up with a creative rescue plan. When all is well again, everyone gathers ingredients to put in the witches caldron. “Iggety, ziggety, zaggety, ZOOM! Then out rose a truly magnificent broom!” The crew then flies off in a new and improved, extra long, deluxe broom–with built in seats for everyone.