Jennifer O’Connell has created a guessing game for the youngest children in It’s Halloween Night! (Cartwheel/Scholastic). Jennifer’s newest book has been illustrated by another Jennifer - Jennifer Morris. Creative trick-or-treaters give hints about their Halloween costumes.
Jennifer will be presenting her earlier Halloween book How Ten Timid Ghosts Came To Be during “Saturday Morning at the National,” a free children’s program at The National Theatre, on Saturday, October 20, at 9:30 and 11. For more information: nationaltheatre.org or 202-372-3372.
Reviews of It’s Halloween Night!
“The book's large text is enhanced by simple illustrations showing a child and a hint of the character the child will be on Halloween on an initial two-page spread.” Children’s Literature
“Simple rhyming sentences ("It's Halloween night. My costume's just right./With my satin gown and golden crown,/I'm a ...") and colorful, uncluttered illustrations give clues to the costume, but the answer isn't revealed until the page is turned. Children can find stars, spiders, bats, and pumpkins hidden in the backgrounds of each colorful spread. This not-so-scary Halloween book is filled with smiles and treats.” School Library Journal