Count up to ten and back again with this sweet and clever Halloween bedtime story starring your favorite monsters!
Gliding through the moonlight come the monsters big and small, sliding up your stairway and oozing down your hall. They aren’t very scary, in fact they’re rather sweet. So snuggle into bed and let them whisper, “Trick or treat!”
Rebecca Grabill has been a zombie, a witch, a ghost, a vampire, and a whole lot of other less-ghoulish creatures—for Halloween. When it’s not Halloween, Rebecca is herself: a writer and mamma of five humans. She and her husband and humans live in Michigan along with numerous chickens and two cats. Visit her at RebeccaGrabill.com.
Ella Okstad loves to draw ghosts, vampires, humans, cats, and all sorts of creatures. She lives and works as an illustrator in Trondheim, Norway. When she’s not in her office creating scary, cute, or peculiar creatures for books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, and a cat. Visit her at Okstad.com.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 25, 2017)
* “A parade of monsters gathers for some hijinks in this delightful bedtime riff on the ‘Over in the Meadow’ nursery rhyme . . . Grabill makes an oft-adapted rhyme feel utterly fresh, thanks to some excellent vocabulary choices and the funny exchanges between monsters young and old. Okstad’s scraggily rendered monsters are pink cheeked and cuddle worthy—the book captures the mischievous fun of Halloween, without the accompanying terror.”
– Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, June 26, 2017
"Grabill and Okstad populate the familiar song 'Over in the Meadow' with all manner of beasties and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. . . . Okstad's digital illustrations are creepy and use shadows to particularly good effect. . . . A Halloween song that can break up the ghostly tales at storytime."
– Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2017
“A fun storytime read-aloud that’s just right for the youngest Halloween revelers.”
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