Creepy Counting: One Halloween Night by Salina Yoon
HALLOWEEN IS SPOOKY FUN
FOR MONSTERS,GHOSTS, AND EVERYONE.
IT'S TIME FOR TRICK-OR-TREAT DELIGHTS,
SO COUNT WITH ME ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.
In her full-of-fun Halloween counting book, Salina Yoon's One Halloween Night: A Spooky Seek-and-Count Book (Sterling, 2011) gives little minds and fingers plenty to do as they count their way up to ten.
With a hardy board book format, sturdy flaps, and plenty of bright design tricks and treats, this book takes tots through the numbers in irresistible style. A haunted house has shutters to open to reveal a vampire and ghost, and attic window which reveals bats in its belfry, and shrubs which conceal upside-down owls and a Jack-o'-Lantern. A witch has high pointy shoes with real fasteners to buckle up, and a house has a door which opens to reveal broomsticks and later a group of trick-or-treaters. Yoon even gives kids practice in recognizing sets of numbered things such four costumed kids or seven witches' brooms and offers final pages full of sets of objects (nine bats or nine stars), not to mention the single harvest moon riding over the closing scene.
One Halloween Night: A Spooky Seek-and-Count Book gives the youngest Halloween fan a chance to participate in the holiday fun without leaving his or her own house and offers plenty of practice in coordination and number concepts as well.