Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight: More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky Illus by Arnold Lobel

In honor of Halloween I thought I would suggest a book of poetry that would be great to read by the light of a Jack O'Lantern. Jack Prelutsky is a prolific author who brings varied and interesting subjects to life. This book, The Headless Horseman Rides at Midnight is a companion piece to an older book called Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep, which sadly seems to be only available in a library edition. The Headless Horseman Rides at Midnight gives 12 Poems about 12 creepy creatures that are fun to read this time of year.

I love Arnold Lobel's illustrations because they convey the scariness of the creatures such as the Mummy and the Zombie. Here's to Spooky Reading!!!!!

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