Flip Flap Halloween: A Spooky Split Page Book!

Tiger Tales. Jul. 2024. 16p. Board $8.99. ISBN 9781664351165.
PreS–This rollicking title introduces children to Halloween in an upbeat manner. Readers turn split pages in four different Halloween scenes to find answers to the fun holiday mysteries within. For example, there is a silly scene in the witch’s cauldron: on robin’s egg blue pages, cute mice try to figure out who is hiding in the cauldron where green gases bubble up and ooze out. A long nose pokes up as hint. But it is on the next page when the mystery is finally solved as the mice discover a werewolf in a bright pink button-down shirt with black stripes howling at the moon. One mouse looks happy, and the other seems surprised. Accompanying text reads, “Someone is howly yowly furry fluffy in the witch’s cauldron...and it’s werewolf!” Readers also experience adventures with a skeleton, monster, and witch. This book introduces children to a rich vocabulary in a fun-filled setting, with words such as “clinking,” “clanking,” “rummaging,” and “rattling.” Many traditional Halloween symbols, including spiders, pumpkins, bats, and Dracula are also featured.
VERDICT Recommended for purchase in public and preschool libraries as a new Halloween title that will likely bring laughter and learning.

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