How It's Done: Caillou Happy Halloween by Francine Allen
ROSIE DOESN'T WANT TO GO OUT TRICK-OR-TREATING!
It seems that Caillou's little sister Rosie has NOT gotten over her clown phobia after all. Although she was fine with her clown costume when the family picked it out, when Halloween rolls around, the sight of it gives her the screaming meemies!
Caillou calmly puts on his own astronaut outfit, while Rosie agrees to stay home with Mom, and he and his dad set out with his friends Leo in a Frankenstein mask and Clementine in full nurse costume.
Their first stop at Mr. Hinkle's house yields lots of treats, and the three forge on to ring other doorbells until their trick-or-treat holders are loaded, loaded, loaded. It's been a great Halloween haul for Caillou.
But when the three head back to Caillou's house to ring the doorbell and shout "Trick or Treat!" Rosie is still a little frightened at the sight of the three strange characters at her door.
"ROSIE, IT'S ME!" SAID CAILLOU.
And when Caillou and friends unmask and share their treats with her, Rosie suddenly gets it. Halloween can be fun!
Francine Allen's and Eric Sevigny's newest Caillou adventure, Caillou: Happy Halloween (Confetti series) (Chouette, 2012) is less directed at their main character Caillou than at his toddler sister Rosie, a newbie to all this Halloween routine who finally gets the point that dressing up is something big kids do for fun. The youngest fans of this amiable television series may get the point as well and look at those Halloween costumes in a different way.