Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree

PreS-Gr 1—Dressed as a witch and a ghost, Sam and Daphne pull tickets out of thin air to the Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree on Halloween night. They are treated to a magical, good time, experiencing everything from a haunted circus and a concert with The Rolling Bones to "eyes cream" and "barbecue bat wings." Then, in the midst of the festivities, Sam goes missing, lending a bit of tension to the story. The full-bleed illustrations in vibrant colors feature Halloween creatures of all sorts (but none frightening), and the pages are packed with action and energy. Children will love poring over the many details.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
Big sis Daphne and little brother Sam spend Halloween at a one-night-only jamboree. Textured backgrounds in the illustrations create eerie shadows, while the use of both cool and warm colors evokes a vibrantly spooky air. The text, at times cleverly ghoulish but mainly lackluster, plays second fiddle to the rich acrylic pictures.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing