Just Say Boo! by Susan Hood

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If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say?
"Boo!" of course! In this charmingly spooky story by Susan Hood, little trick-or-treaters learn just what to say in every Halloween situation. From rattling bones to ghostly footsteps, Susan captures all the best scares of the season--and teaches just the right way to dispel fears in favor of fun. Jed Henry's lustrous watercolors add the perfect crisp chill to this fall-weather story. For if a skeleton groans as she rattles her bones, what do you say? BOO!

About Susan Hood

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Susan Hood is the former children's content director of Nick Jr. magazine and has worked as a children's book editor. She is the author of more than two hundred books for children. She lives with her family in Southport, CT. You can visit her online at www.susanhoodbooks.com.
Published July 24, 2012 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Hood establishes a predictable, interactive rhythm from the get-go: “If the ghosts in the trees / wibble-wobble your knees, / what do you say?

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As three children dressed as a witch, shark, and bat go trick-or-treating, they defuse potentially scary situations with one word: “If a yip and a yowl/ make you shiver and scowl,/ what do you say?/ Boo!” Thus armed, the kids face “wind [that] whirls and whines,” a jack-o’-lantern’s ...

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City Book Review

This is a story about three kids who are trick-or-treating in their neighborhood on Halloween.

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City Book Review

Delightfully written, full of rhymes that kids will love to read or have read aloud to them, this exciting book is sure to be a hit with everyone, and not just kids ages three and up, as recommended;

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Common Sense Media

uses inventive rhymes and kid-friendly illustrations to show what happens on Halloween night, when kids go trick-or-treating and give out candy at home.

Jul 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Just Say Boo!

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