JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
Come October, nights are longer./Moon looms bigger. Winds blow stronger./Air is crisper. Leaves are falling./Dino-Halloween is calling!
Trick or treat! Join your favorite dinosaurs as they visit a haunted house, carve pumpkins, make costumes, do the monster mash, and more! Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott, creators of the enormously popular Dino-Sports series, come together again to show how these fun-loving dinos celebrate Halloween.
"Dino lovers will be thrilled to spend a spooky holiday with their favorite cast."—Kirkus Reviews
"This salute to Halloween joins the author and illustrator's Dino-Holidays series. Rollicking rhyming verses describe all the activities that accompany the cooler, longer October nights and falling leaves. The all-dinosaur cast (in an otherwise modern, Western world) pick pumpkins and carve jack-o'-lanterns, play games at the Costume Ball, and do the Monster Mash. A visit to a haunted house strikes fear in the hearts of a few dinos (T. rex flees), but 'the others…know the spooks are just pretend.' This busy spread shows the behind-the-scenes dinos wearing the costumes and animating the scary scenes. The highlights of this outing are choosing a costume and, of, course, the trick-or-treating. In both Wheeler's text and Gott's digital illustrations, the dinos have their own personalities, especially poor, indecisive Apatosaurus. While the typical sights of Halloween are here (bats, skeletons, witches, etc.), the scariest is what the Ptero Twins find in their treat bags: toothbrushes! As with the others in this series and with companion series Dino-Sports, this is best suited to an audience who knows their dinosaurs; some of the pictured dinos can be a challenge to match to the text, which often uses nicknames: Pachy, Compy, Diplo, for example. Dino lovers will be thrilled to spend a spooky holiday with their favorite cast."—Kirkus Reviews—Journal
Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books. When she isn't running around the country visiting schools, standing at podiums, and eating airport snacks, she resides in Michigan. Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?