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About the Author
Helen Ketteman has written twenty-seven books for children, including the popular Little Monster books, illustrated by Bonnie Leick, and At the Old Haunted House, illustrated by Nate Wragg. Her books have received numerous awards and accolades, such as Best Books of the Year by the Boston Globe, Pick of the List books by the American Booksellers Association, and inclusion on many state award lists. She lives with her husband on Sanibel Island, Florida. Learn more about the author at www.helenketteman.com.
Bonnie Leick received her BFA in film/character animation from the California Institute of the Arts. She creates books and animated projects for children. She is the illustrator of thirteen books for children, including the popular Little Monster books, written by Helen Ketteman, and Baby Bear Eats the Night, written by Anthony Pearson. She lives in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and their two French bulldogs. Learn more about the artist at www.bonnieleick.com.
"Charming full-bleed watercolor illustrations featuring cheerful zombies, ghouls, and an assortment of adorable monsters combine with comforting rhyming text to create a playful Halloween outing that is sure to please little monsters everywhere. Recommended for collections and perfect for seasonal storytime." --School Library Journal
"Told in rollicking rhymes, the story delivers humorous, not-too-scary chills for youngest readers. The portrayal of a warm, patient relationship between child and father is welcome, as is the sight of a parent accompanying a child on nighttime trick-or-treating rounds, not universally presented in Halloween books. The delightful, expressive, atmospheric illustrations depict adorable, multicolored monsters--it's definitely a diverse neighborhood...Treat little ones to this sweet, entertaining holiday story." --Kirkus Reviews
"Much of the humor derives from Leick's jaunty watercolors, in which paws, clawed feet, and fangs protrude from the already outlandish young monsters' elaborate costumes...The frights and assurances continue until a cemetery romp suddenly turns the tables on father-son fright quotients, making for a sweet but sudden conclusion." --Publishers Weekly