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Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray

Halloween Night

by Marjorie Dennis Murray

Other authors: Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

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Monsters, zombies, witches, and ghouls prepare for their very own Halloween party. When the giggling children finally arrive, they are in for a big surprise. A feast of treats with fish tails, lizards, mice, and crickets awaits them. It's enough to make the children shiver and run which is just fine for the ghoulish crew. With leftover bugs and grubs galore, the monsters agree it was the best party yet.

The Bottom Line: You'll have a spooky good time when you read this Halloween themed take on "The Night Before Christmas." This picture book is filled with clever rhymes and creepy, colorful illustrations that will appeal to kids in grades 1 - 3. Highly recommended for classroom or library storytime.

This review also appears at the Mini Book Bytes Book Review Blog. ( )
  aya.herron | Dec 30, 2015 |
38 months - Stories written based on the 12 Days of Christmas and The Night Before Christmas drive me nuts...there are so many of them that it's tiresome even if on occasion the words and illustrations are top notch. I would just prefer reading something original. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This is a cute book to read around Halloween. The book could easily incorporate into any Halloween lesson taught to children. The story is told in a similar way as "The Night Before Christmas." ( )
  klmontgomery | Sep 2, 2013 |
Halloween Night is told in a similar style and manner the The Night Before Christmas. Murray tells the story of how the witches, goblins, mummies, ghouls, vampires, and other halloween creatures prepare for halloween night and the guests that visit. The story offers an interesting perspective that shows Halloween through the eyes of the "creepy" creatures instead of the humans. ( )
  mdgilmor | Oct 16, 2012 |
*Poetry/Fantasy* This story is a Halloween version of The Night Before Christmas. The illustrations are amazing and the story invoked some humor as well, “By the fire in the kitchen, the witch stirred her brew; to make it more smelly, she threw in a shoe.” The story focused on Halloween, it wasn’t scary at all and would likely be appropriate for any age. I think the main point of this story is to entertain readers with an interesting twist on a familiar story/poem.
  ccelmer | Oct 9, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061351865, Hardcover)

'Twas Halloween night, Tand all through the house, Every creature was stirring, including the mouse . . .

The witch is cooking. Banshees are singing. The goody bags are oozing with ooey, gooey snacks. Everyone's warming up for the best Halloween party ever.

Get ready for a frighteningly fun time, because you're invited!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:15 -0400)

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Loosely based on "The Night Before Christmas," this rhyming story tells of a group of animals, monsters, and witches who prepare such a frightening Halloween party that their expected trick-or-treaters all run away.

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