Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. The days are getting shorter, the temps are getting colder…and we are getting closer to a holiday that used to be a huge favorite with my kids: HALLOWEEN. They loved dressing up, they loved staying up later, and most of all, they loved the – CANDY! Of course, I always tried to make healthy snacks to give out when kids came trick-or-treating…but that stopped when we had that scare in the fall of 1982 and we were checking our kid’s candy and only giving out stuff that was sealed. And I cannot tell a lie…even before that I would confiscate their trick-or-treat bags and dole out one piece a day…first of all because I didn’t want them eating too much…and second of all, because I was a lover of candy and would pull out the York Peppermint Patties (remember those?) which were my favorite. These days, I love Twix and KitKats – my grandson is a sweetheart and always shares those with me. And now, finally, let’s meet our Perfect Picture Book, HAPPY OWL-OWEEN! A Halloween Story by the lovely Laura Gehl who is offering a giveaway of a brand new copy…please make sure you leave a comment. Maybe you can tell us what your favorite candy is. Or maybe you can share what character you had the most fun dressing up as.
HAPPY OWL-OWEEN: A Halloween Story
Written by Laura Gehl
Illustrated by Lydia Nichols
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Themes: Halloween activities, Counting, Rhyming
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Celebrate Halloween with the Owl family in this joyful, rhyming picture book
Follow along with the Owl family on Halloween as they plan their costumes, go trick-or-treating, and more! Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a spirited read.
Why I Love This Book:
1. This is a very un-scary Halloween book – perfect for the littles with a story about a sweet family of owls!
2. Sparse words…but they RHYME!!! AND, each spread shows an activity/action that your little kiddos could do. Plus, there is a back matter section with information about Halloween that older siblings would enjoy reading!
3. Perfect kid-friendly illustrations!
Hey everyone – check out these awesome OWL craft projects: https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/25-owl-crafts-kids/
And don’t forget that authors and illustrators need our help…please buy the book, review the book (I just posted my review on Goodreads and Amazon), tell friends about the book, and ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection.
Remember…leave a comment for a chance to WIN a copy – share you favorite Halloween treat…and/or share the favorite costume you had for Halloween.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend.