Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween

Participate in Halloween activities Mouse and Mole style!

Yee, Wong Herbert.
Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween.
September 2011.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

In this latest edition of the Mouse and Mole tales, Mouse and Mole partake in four Halloween adventures - decorating for Halloween, carving pumpkins, a jack-o-lantern contest, and dressing up in costumes for trick-or-treating. As they prepare for all these fun Halloween adventures, the duo have a lot of fun, but not without scaring each other a little along the way!

This book is perfect for beginning readers, or for younger children, if the "chapters" are broken down over four nights to make the story shorter and easier to comprehend, as it would appear to be quite choppy for little ears that aren't used to the way chapter books are written. Definitely a fun read this Halloween season!

Reading Activities:
  • Decorating - spend some time as a family making (or using store bought) decorations to spruce up the house for Halloween. You might even be able to find a relatively cheap CD of Halloween music to help bring about the spirit!
  • Head to the pumpkin patch and choose the perfect pumpkins for each member of your family. Have your child(ren) use descriptive words to tell about their pumpkin!
  • Ask a neighbor to "judge" the jack-o-lanterns. Be sure to have as many categories as you do jack-o-lanterns, so everyone will win a 1st place prize!
  • Rather than heading out to buy Halloween costumes, be resourceful! Use things you have at home or head to the local thrift store to see what kind of creative costumes your family can come up with!

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style='clear: both;' Brimful Curiosities said...

I'll have to look for this one for my daughter. Looks cute.