Enzo's Very Scary Halloween by Garth Stein

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Though his story is a bit wordy (but well-suited to a read-aloud), few will be able to resist Enzo’s charm.
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Enzo, the lovable mutt from Garth Stein’s New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, experiences his first Halloween with friends Denny and Zoë in his third (not so) very scary picture book.

When Halloween comes around, Enzo doesn’t know what to expect. Jack-o’-lanterns light up the streets, giant spiders weave webs on porches, and ordinary lawns become creepy graveyards while every child and dog transforms into a creature of some kind—including Enzo!

Enzo the dragon is determined to protect fairy princess Zoë from the monsters and goblins in their neighborhood, but when things get a little too scary, his family is there to reassure him that everything is make-believe and only meant to be fun—just like the wonderful trick-or-treat parade that ends this spook-tastic night! R. W. Alley’s fantastic illustrations bring Enzo to life as he discovers the frightful fun of Halloween. 

 

About Garth Stein

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Garth Stein is the New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light, The Art of Racing in the Rain, the tween adaptation Racing in the Rain, and the picture books Enzo Races in the Rain! and Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt! The Art of Racing in the Rain hit the Boston Globe, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller lists. He is also the author of two other novels, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets and Raven Stole the Moon, as well as a play, Brother Jones. Stein has also worked as a documentary filmmaker. He currently lives in Seattle, WA, with his family. You can visit him online at www.garthstein.com.R. W. Alley has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including Enzo Races in the Rain!, Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt!, and the popular Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. In 2010, he received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award for Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan. He is also the illustrator of two large comic panel-formatted books: There’s a Wolf at the Door, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and There’s a Princess in the Palace, both written by his wife, the talented Zoë B. Alley. You can visit him online at www.rwalley.com. Author Image 1 Author Image 2
 
Published July 26, 2016 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Jul 20 2016

Though his story is a bit wordy (but well-suited to a read-aloud), few will be able to resist Enzo’s charm.

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