Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review: Pumpkin Moon by Tim Preston

Halloween can be a scary time for a child. Pumpkins seem to be a safe topic to introduce your child to the fall season and the holiday. My son, who just turned 2, is fascinated with the moon. Tim Preston's book is the perfect story to relate something safe, like the moon, with something new, like Halloween.

The story takes place on October 31st. It shows children dressed up, making Jack-o'-lanterns and trick-or-treating. The real story takes place after all the children have gone to bed. Then, the jack-o'-lanterns get to have their fun. They go to a party on the moon. Everything is safely in place in the morning.

The illustrations are large and detailed, so you can add your own commentary to the sparse narrative. This would be a good book to share with a group of children.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Challenge Club for Girls and Boys

So, we only had one boy so far at our meeting, and he was somebody's brother. Not a problem! We've invited them, right girls? Our theme this month is Fantastic Creatures, which are creatures no longer seen on earth today (yay for dinosaurs!). Your CHALLENGE BOOKS for this month were Minnie and Moo: Attack of the Easter Bunnies, or The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. You can claim your prize for reading one of these books at our meeting on Monday, October 25th at 4:30. We will be making some fantastic creatures of our own!