Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stunt Dad Approved Halloween Books

With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I would recommend a couple of my favorite Halloween books for the little ones. These books range from the silly to the weird..and my little monsters wouldn't have it any other way. Here is the list of books with the Amazon description included:

The Haunted School Bus by Lisa Trumbauer and Jannie Ho
Of course children know about the big yellow school bus…but have they ever heard about thehaunted ghoul bus? It’s wilder and way cooler, with a Mutant Mummy driver and a menagerie of monster passengers. But one Halloween day someone else gets on board by mistake: a normal little boy. Soon he’s taking a ride with a furry werewolf, a skeleton whose rickety bones go clitter-clatter, a grinning pumpkin head, a swirl of bats, and a friendly witch named Dolores.Told in fun and appealing rhyme, and featuring holiday-bright illustrations of a cast of unforgettable characters, this playful picture book has sturdy cardstock pages and embossing throughout. It’s perfect for celebrating a (not too) scary Halloween. Kids will want the ghoul bus to come to their neighborhood, too!

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist! “Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.”
It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest.
A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

Where's My Mummy by Caroline Crimmy
Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings. But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare? Big Mama Mummy, of course! Fresh, comical illustrations complement this everso- slightly suspenseful story with a satisfying ending.

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
Being a monster isn't all frightening villagers and sucking blood. Monsters have their trials, too. Poor Frankenstein's cupboard is bare, Wolfman is in need of some household help, and it's best not to get started on Dracula’s hygiene issues. What could be scarier?Nineteen hilarious poems delve into the secret lives of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bigfoot, Godzilla, and others.

I'm Looking For a Monster by Tim Young
IN THIS POP-UP NOVELTY BOOK one little boy is looking for a monster. But not just any monster! Big, small, furry, horned, scaly, and feathery monsters all file through one by one, until finally our little boy finds the one he wants. Tabs, wheels, and gate-fold pages make for interactive fun! Tim Young’s wacky menagerie of monsters is illustrated in silhouette against brightly colored backgrounds and literally pops off the page in a variety of fun novelty elements.

Do you have a favorite Halloween book that you read with your little monsters? Let us know.
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