Inside: Book review of Skelly\’s Halloween and related book activities
Henry Holt and Co., 2018
This is a charming story about Skelly Bones Skeleton, a skeleon who absolutely adores Halloween and can hardly wait to go trick-or-treating. But after a tumble he finds himself in pieces. A snake, some ants, and a chicken all try to put him back together without success. Happily for Skelly, a trio of cute trick-or-treaters help get him back on track.
\”Snap my fingers and rattle my bones — it\’s Halloween!\” said Skelly Bones Skeleton. And he danced around the room singing, \”Head and shoulders, knees and toes. Trick-or-treating, here we goes!\”
Why I Like This Book:
I thought it was clever of Martin to have the helping animals put Skelly together in their own likenesses and I think young children will find that part pretty funny (or maybe weird?). Either way, it\’s interesting.
The story just has a very feel-good vibe to it, with lots of helpful and cooperative characters.
I think it\’s perfect for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students!
But even younger children might like it, too. I gave the book to my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter and her big brother and she had me read it to her FOUR times in a row. She loved it!!
- Dancing Skeleton Q-tip Art
- Color-With-Leo Skeleton Puppet
- Sugar Skull coloring page (made by me)
- A little skeleton writing book (also by me)