Monday, August 6, 2012

THE PERFECTLY HORRIBLE HALLOWEEN by Nancy Poydar

Lexile     180          Pages     32          Ages     4-8
AR Quiz No. 53946 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Arnold is devastated when he realizes he has left his pirate costume for the class Halloween party on the bus.  He had counted on it to win the prize for the scariest costume.  He tries fashioning a bug costume from a coat and an extra sweater in his class cubby (for extra arms) and pencils for antenna but when that doesn't work, Arnold decides he isn't going to the party at all and crawls under a tarp in the classroom that they use for painting projects to hide.  Will Arnold miss the party? Does someone else win the scariest costume prize? Read The Perfectly Horrible Halloween and find the answers to these burning questions. : )

I think Arnold's imagination is great!  Even though the bug costume didn't work at least he tried.  And in the end things worked out fine for Arnold, showing children that sometimes things aren't nearly as bad as they seem.  Arnold leaving his costume on the bus also opens a door for a discussion about both responsibility and consequences. Even if you just read The Perfectly Horrible Halloween for fun, you won't be disappointed.

Happy Reading,
Miss Laurie

The Perfectly Horrible Halloween can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here  http://tinyurl.com/cd54vpn and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.









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