Friday, October 22, 2010

Ollie's Halloween

Teach young children about all things Halloween with the help of Ollie and his pals!

Dunrea, Olivier.
Ollie's Halloween.
September 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

As Ollie and his friends embark upon Halloween night, they share with readers, all that Halloween encompasses. From corn stalks to the costumes, children will quickly pick up on all the "symbols" of Halloween, easily recognizing them on an Autumn walk. This book is perfect for the youngest of children who are just now old enough to begin gathering meaning behind the holidays - and, the use of familiar friends will likely capture their interest and find them eager to learn!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Take time this weekend to head out to your local bookstore to pick up a copy of the book. Then, after sharing it with your child(ren), decorate your house for Halloween, head out to a local corn maze, carve a jack-o-lantern, and take a flashlight-lit walk to experience just what it means to beware - you might even enjoy a little bit of a scare!

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