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Over in the Hollow

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Fun Halloween counting book is just spooky enough.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+
You can count the "scary " Halloween guys! some are a bit scary.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With rhymes that don’t miss a beat and 13 moaning, groaning, and growling characters, this is a very enjoyable read-aloud. The comforting repetition makes the sound effects -- "'EEK!' shrieks the papa./'WE EEK!' shriek the ten." -- that much more fun.
S. Britt’s illustrations are rich with pattern and texture, bringing depth to the shadowy night. There are plenty of glowing eyes and sharp teeth, but the scare factor is very low. Kids and adults will enjoy the funny touches on each page, such as the werewolf wrangling his eight pups on leashes, a bat sporting aviator glasses, and the little vampires hanging by their teeth off their grandpa, whose own teeth are in a glass by his coffin.

Full of detail and humorous touches and rich with pattern and texture, bringing depth to the shadowy night.

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