Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Itís Halloween is a collection of Halloween poems. Jack Prelutsky, the American Poet Laureate, writes the poetry. Marilyn Hafnerís illustrations capture the poemsí humor. The pictures depict kids enjoying the most wicked night of the year. The picture book is for children between the ages four and eight-years-old.
Itís Halloween contains thirteen poems for preschool and elementary students. Ghosts, skeletons, witches and werewolves troll for evening treats. Jack-Oí-lanternsí grins light the pathways A black cat or two crosses paths. Nevertheless, who cares. It is the night for trick or treats.
Each poem is as sweet as trick or treat loot. So sweet, kids will gobble all the poems in one sitting. Gobble like the contents of a bag of candy. However, teachers and parents will not preach moderation in relationship to Jack Prelutskyís poems.
Prelutsky has published Itís Halloweenís poems elsewhere. Itís Halloween, Skeleton Parade, The Tricksters, Pumpkin and Countdown are five of the thirteen poems in the compilation. Countdown is a Halloween board book. This picture book places the thirteen poems in one book for kidsí pleasure. The picture book is not bulky as some anthologies. It is the perfect size and weight for a childís lap.
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