Summer has finally given way to fall here in Seattle, and my kids are in full on ready-for-Halloween mode. They ask about it constantly and are already planning their trick-or-treating group and routes. So it was great timing when we received two new Halloweenish kids' books from Sky Pony Press. The two books are called The Runaway Pumpkin and I Want to Eat Your Books.
Here's a bit about these books, from the publisher's website:
The Runaway Pumpkin:
A cute little Halloween pumpkin announces that he is ready for a Halloween adventure. So he prepares to set out on the exploration of a lifetime. However, his ever watchful and caring mother wants to make sure he’s prepared before he takes that first step outside.
I Want to Eat Your Books
He’s limping strangely down the hall with outstretched arms and a groaning drawl. A zombie! Could it really be? You race to class, but turn to see he’s sitting in the desk right next to you!
But odds are you’ll probably be okay, because this is no ordinary zombie. This zombie doesn’t want to eat your brains—he wants to eat your books! Hide your textbooks and your fairy tales, because the little zombie is hungry and he doesn’t discriminate between genres. Will the school library be devoured, or will the children discover something the zombie likes to do with books even more than eating them?
My kids and I had a great time reading these two books. The Runaway Pumpkin is a sweet story of a mother who lets her little pumpkin have great adventures and fun, while still making sure he is safe. I loved the adorable illustrations in this book and the story was fun to read as well. My kids liked seeing Little Pumpkin off on his many Halloween adventures. We also really liked I Want to Eat Your Books. It's written with a rhyming format, so it was fun and easy for me to read to the kids. They giggled as the zombie came to school and ate everyone's books. This is also a really sweet story and we all thought it had a very sweet ending. I'm actually going to pass these books onto my daughter's first grade teacher, because they are so much fun and I want to be sure lots of kids get to experience them!