So. Stinkin’. Cute. Talk about making Halloween ideas and characters kid-friendly! This book is 110% baby-approved. All the monsters, witches, and ghosties are super smiley and adorable. It may be short, but there is a fun little surprise on each page. The story is interactive; the reader looks in mirrors, opens door flaps, touches sticky “goo”, and parties with the monsters at the end. The story flows nicely, too, with the reader walking through each room in a haunted house.
I believe this book was gifted to my son, but even if we had purchased it ourselves it would have been well worth it! I saw the price on the back cover, and it is very affordable interactive board book at $7. Way to go, Scholastic!
I always loved going to the Scholastic Book Fair when I was a student; one of the highlights of the school year. What are some of your favorite buys from the book fair? On that subject, I was speaking with an acquaintance in my writers’ group (she’s a successful picture book author), and she teared up when she saw a book of hers at a school book fair. Even though she regularly does school visits, she still got emotional! To see our work out in the world and appreciated, that is the greatest reward to a writer. . . . at least, that’s what I believe to be true.