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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Haunting rhymes create ghoulish treat.

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LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN is a remarkably original Halloween book that is especially enjoyable when read aloud. Each set of pages presents a cleverly written quatrain set playfully against the gray tones and rounded lines of the somewhat surreal illustrations.

The poetry finds perfect balance with the amazing paintings, all playfully humorous yet eerie and strange. Lines mix English and Spanish words, which flow musically against the backdrop of the spine-tingling illustrations to create a simple story in which traditions of an American Halloween intermingle with the Mexican Dia de los Muertos. Marisa Montes adds a clever twist, drawing her story to an interesting conclusion that will surprise and entertain kids and adults.

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