Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Vunce Upon A Time...
Story time is extra fun around the holidays, I think. VUNCE UPON A TIME, by Seibold and Vivian, is an amusing tale about Dagmar, a little vegetarian vampire who ventures out on Halloween. What's not to Love about a Vegetarian Vampire?! He even keeps a vegetable garden--this is a character after my heart. It's hard to grow vegetables by the light of the moon, however, so Dagmar keeps a candy stash. When the candy runs out, he learns about Halloween and decides to participate for the first time. This leads to an adventure and a sweet conclusion.
Vivian's illustrations are vibrant and often on a black backdrop, making them pop out at you. There is one two page spread depicting Halloween night and trick or treating that is especially delightful and has tons of little details that kids love to look at for long periods of time.
OVER IN THE HOLLOW is a numbers and rhyming book with a Halloween theme. The reader will count skeletons, pumpkins, mummies and owls while looking at not too scary illustrations and enjoying the rhythm.