Adventures of the Non-Creative Mom

September 17, 2012

We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Mr. Krieb

Filed under: Books,Holidays — by dsuzuki @ 1:04 pm

We're Off to Find the Witch's House

It’s not quite that time of year yet and my daughter asks me every time we go into Target why are the Halloween decorations up already but she still picked this book off her shelf for reading time.  It gets pulled out each year and it never gets old.

A group of children are getting dressed up in their costumes and head out to find the witch’s house. Along the way they encounter a shirking, lurking Dracula, a ghastly ghost and a host of other frightening creatures.  Will they make it to the witch’s house or will their fears get the best of them?

The book ends with the kids reaching the witch’s house where a party is going on and the kids are playing my daughter’s favorite party game, hit the pinata!

The illustrations in this book are wonderful and we notice something new each time we read it like the first few times through I didn’t realize each child loses some part of their costume when they encounter one of the creatures.  Then in the end the “creatures” turn out to be other children in costume and they show up at the party with all the lost items.

This is the perfect book to get into the Halloween spirit with the little ones without it being too scary for them.

October 29, 2011

Favorite Halloween Reads

Filed under: Books — by dsuzuki @ 10:52 pm
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Can you believe Halloween is almost upon us?  Can you believe how long the Christmas stuff has been out in stores already?  I know, I know, I digress a bit but I always thought they would at least wait until Halloween is past before moving onto Christmas.  Anyhow, back to Halloween.  Here are some of the books my four year old loves to read (and in fact we read several of them year round).

Spooky Hour by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees

The illustrations are great, the story has a nice rhythm as you read it aloud and the story is cute.

We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Richard Krieb and R.W. Alley

From It’s Halloween night, and as the moon rises, four children set off to find the witch’s house. on their way they encounter a host of silly, spooky characters, from a skittle-skattling skeleton to a shirking, lurking Dracula. Can they make it all the way to the witch’s house? or will their fears get the best of them? this humorous take on a favorite holiday begs to be read aloud again and again.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Follow the little old lady on her way back home as she meets all sort of spooky things along the way.

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

A cute remake of the classic Goodnight Moon with a Halloween flair.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

From The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?