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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Just Say Boo! uses inventive rhymes and kid-friendly illustrations to show what happens on Halloween night, when kids go trick-or-treating and give out candy at home. It empowers kids to not be overwhelmed by scary shadows, noises, or decorations by teaching them to say "Boo!" to anything threatening. A great book for reading aloud, with readers shouting "Boo!" (and one "Eww!") along with the kids in the book.
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What's the story?
A group of costumed kids go out to trick-or-treat and learn to say \"Boo!\" to whatever scary thing they might see or hear, from spooky shadows and yowling dogs to scary jack-o-lanters and howling winds. \"If the ghosts in the trees / wibble-wobble your knees, / What do you say?/ Boo!\" The characters (and readers) also learn to say \"Trick or treat!\" and \"Thank you!\"
Is it any good?
The story's tone and autumn-hued illustrations are friendly and reassuring without being corny. This gentle picture book could serve as a primer for what goes on Halloween night with trick-or-treaters: dressing up, going house to house getting candy, greeting trick-or-treaters at the door, and even helping a toddler not be scared. And kids will have fun yelling "Boo!" each time the kids in the book do.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what happens on Halloween night. Do you go trick-or-treating in a group? With your siblings? With Mom and Dad?
This book is about being scared, but it's not scary. What books have you read or what movies have you seen that are scary? What makes then scary?
How come it's fun to get a little scared?
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