It is Halloween time yet again. My neighbor has yet to put up his decorations but I have been told that this weekend our neighborhood will once again be Halloween Central. I am also excited because for the first time I will get to see what he does to the inside of his house. Apparently I will be truly amazed. In preparation I thought I would show case a great countdown book to Halloween.
The 13 Nights of Halloween written and illustrated by Guy Vasilovich is a wonderful book to help prepare for the big night. I love how it is basically the 12 Days of Christmas but instead for Halloween . It reads (or should I say "sings") so well that it makes a great story time book. It is a bit different than the Christmas song since rather than starting with the actual holiday it starts before the holiday and ends with the 13th day -- Halloween---which of course is perfect! I love the how each day we are "given" all kinds of spooky and creepy sorts of things like "5 singing skulls or 4 icky eyeballs" ending with "1 Skeleton Key". This is a great story time book that has a potential for a myriad of craft ideas that would be fun. I would have loved to read this at a Halloween story time or party. The perfect way to start the season off right!