Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder - OPTIONAL

Heidbreder, Robert Black and Bittern was Night Illustrated by John Martz  Kids Can Press, 2013.  $16.95  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

In this book, the skeletons scare all of the town people on Halloween night, so they won’t let their kids out to trick or treat.  The kids will not be deterred, however, and decide to scare the skeletons right back.  In the end the kids in their costumes out scare the real skeletons, and then they are able to go trick-or-treating.  

This is a rhyming story using nonsensical words that have a good cadence.  It sounds fun when read aloud, but it’s mostly confusing because the words used aren’t real words.  The pictures are clean and simple and it is a Halloween book, but there are better Halloween books out there.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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