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The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky

By Angela Zimmerman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet take on stress of picking the best Halloween costume.

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This witty take on the stresses and challenges of life is packaged in a story that even young kids can understand. Many kids grasp the pressure that Halloween (or anything that's supposed to be fun) can inflict when you're focused on the wrong things. Now more than ever, recognizing and learning to manage mental health is essential. Author Jory John and illustrator Pete Oswald wrap these issues into a delightful story with positive takeaways, as they have in their other collaborations.

Oswald's illustrations are super cute and memorable, and the whimsical characters (and in this case, their costumes) are just the icing on the cake. The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky has it all: positive messages, memorable and imperfect characters, and an original, breezy story. It also comes with over 150 decorative stickers that may spark some costume creativity.

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