First of all, these illustrations hit me in the face with awesomeness, so kudos to Guy Vasilovich, author AND illustrator! The story is patterned after the ultra-classic, “12 Days of Christmas” song, but the author’s twist is hilarious. Don’t worry about the content being too dark or scary for little ones, Guy found just the right amount of funny to combo with the Halloween theme. Truly, the text tickled me and made me chuckle!
Lots of reasons to love this book: unique artwork, familiar and lyrical text, laugh-out-loud funny, and (bonus) alliteration! Who doesn’t love a good book with alliteration? I know I do! As a parent and teacher, it makes reading aloud EXTRA fun!
I ran across my copy of “The 13 Nights of Halloween” randomly. My infant son and I had completed the local library’s summer reading goal, so we “won” a prize out of the toy chest. I am so pleased I picked this one out of the prize box. It caught my eye, because my husband absolutely adores Halloween. He goes totally nuts for it every year! Our house and costumes get more elaborate every year!!
I love reading seasonal and holiday books. Some of my fondest childhood memories are reading Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter books with my mom. At the start of each holiday season, we would go to the library and check out a stack of books themed for the season! Those are wonderful times I will treasure forever while creating new book-reading memories with my son!
What is your favorite holiday to read about? Tell me some of your seasonal picks!