Sing Along with Spooks: On the Thirteenth Night of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich
ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF HALLOWEEN
MY MOMMY GAVE TO ME
A BRIGHT SHINY SKELETON KEY.
And what does that magical skeleton key open for our little pigtailed gal during those last days of the scary season? Well, all sorts of those costumed critters and and creepy spook house icons to be expected on Halloween night.
There are three "baseball bats," the flying kind, of course, dressed in baseball caps, icky eyeballs, singing skulls and caroling corpses, werewolves wailin', witches witching, and to finish off the countdown of this creepy crew, thirteen thirsty vampires, all ready to par-TAY on the big day. This alliterative counting book comes all ready for a sing-along to the well-known tune to "The 12 Days of Christmas," so most kids can jump right in on the performance.
In his new The 13 Nights of Halloween, veteran animator Guy Vasilovich's quirky illustrations have a bit of the feeling of Gus Grimly's drawings in Neil Gaiman's The Dangerous Alphabet, a good pairing with this new book, both of them just spooky enough for a little frightful fun for those final days of October.