A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Halloween Hustle is a silly take on traditional Halloween monsters, depicting them as nice, friendly, and out for some fun. Very young kids might be frightened by images of a zombie with a detached eye and a severed foot, as well as a skeleton who keeps falling apart (literally). But the overall mood is fun and festive.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
HALLOWEEN HUSTLE is a fun take on the typically creepy Halloween monsters, presenting them as quirky and fun and on the prowl for a good time. They dance, they cavort, and they even make a few unexpected friends on the way. Kids who enjoy Halloween and rhyming books will love this clever tale of them trying to make it to the party. The digital illustrations really humanize the monsters while retaining a just-spooky-enough vibe that entertains but doesn't frighten.
A mild warning for parents: Uttering the refrain "doing the Halloween Hustle" is required on near every page and can get a smidge repetitive. But it's unlikely any preschoolers will mind.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Halloween traditions. What are you favorites? Which ones are spooky to you?
Skeleton needs a lot of help putting himself back together. What are all the different items he uses to reconstruct himself? Which one works best?
Do you like doing the Halloween hustle? What's your favorite dance?
- Author: Charlotte Gunnufson
- Illustrator: Kevan J. Atteberry
- Genre: Picture Book
- Topics: Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Two Lions
- Publication date: September 3, 2013
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
- Number of pages: 32
- Available on: Hardback, Kindle
- Last updated: July 13, 2017
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