Whose Boo Is Whose? Hooray for Halloween Curious George
ONE DAY CURIOUS GEORGE AND HIS FRIEND THE MAN WITH THE YELLOW HAT WERE ON THEIR WAY TO A PARTY AT MRS. GRAY'S HOUSE.
The house is a bit spooky--tall and dark, with pointy gables. And the door is opened by... a witch! And inside George catches a glimpse of a mysterious mummy!
But behind her witchy mask, Mrs. Gray is quite jolly.
DON'T BE AFRAID, GEORGE.
DID I FORGET TO TELL YOU THIS IS A COSTUME PARTY?
Kind Mrs. Gray sends George upstairs, where she says he can pick something to wear from a trunk full old costumes. George is excited. He finds cowboy duds, complete with lasso and cowboy hat, and tries to see what he looks like in the Mrs. Gray's bureau mirror, but he's too short to see himself.
Wait! He climbs up on her bed and starts to jump up and down until he bounces high enough to see his reflection. But, oh, no! He bounces too high and lands on the bedside table--CRASH! and slides off, tangling himself in the little white tablecloth.
"WAS THAT A GHOST?" SOMEONE DOWNSTAIRS SHOUTS.
A ghost? George is scared. He takes the fast way down the stairs--WHOOSH! sliding down the banister rail, tablecloth and all. One of the guests sees him, wrapped in white, and screams. YIKES!
"IT IS A GHOST!"
No. It's just a naughty little monkey! The party goers soon see it's only George under there, dressed as a Wild West buckaroo, and the party is saved, in Margaret Weston's Hooray for Halloween, Curious George (Houghton Mifflin Clarion), with bobbing for apples and jack-o' lanterns, and a contest to choose the best costume. George wins two prizes, one for each of his costumes, and a good time is had by all.
This light-hearted look at scary get-ups is best for reading to the youngest would-be Halloween celebrants who often find the concept of people costumed as scary vampires and ghosts a little off-putting when it comes time to venture out on Halloween. As usual, Curious George again shows them the way in this easy-going story which even doubles as an easy reader for primary graders.
And . . . there's a treat for all inside--Halloween stickers, lots of them, to decorate handmade crafts and cards!