This spooky new read-aloud story is perfect for Halloween!
On Halloween night, Sammy has to make a quick trip through the dark woods before he can go trick-or-treating. But someoneor somethingis following him. Scritch! Scratch! What could it be?
Bold, vibrant illustations make this spooky story a perfect Halloween tale that kids will want to read again and again.
About the Author
Steve Metzger is the bestselling author of over sixty children's books, including Detective Blue, Pluto Visits Earth!, The Turkey Train, When the Leaf Blew In, Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea, and the Dinofours series. Steve lives in New York with his family.
Aaron Zenz has illustrated 13 books, some of which, like The HICCUPOTAMUS, he also authored. An avid lover of children's books, he has collected over 3,000 titles in his home library. He and his wife have collected 5 children as well. He lives in Western Michigan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My daughter picked this story out of her Scholastic book club order catalog. She loves Halloween and she loves skeletons and mummies, so this one really appealed to her. This is a really fun book to read. The author used a lot of onomatopoeia (sound words) to enhance the spooky experience of Halloween. The story was fun, exciting, and a little scary. But not too scary. I thought it contained the right amount of spook for the age group it's aimed at. I absolutely loved loved loved the illustrations. They are stylized and simple, yet so effective. They are the perfect pictures for the theme. The colors are bright with lots of contrast and really enhance the overall visual experience of the book. I must admit that I am not a big Halloween fan, but I am really glad that my daughter picked out this book. She has great taste!