J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet
by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
- Dewey: 394.2646
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585364435): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 06/29/2009
- PDF (9781585366019): 40 pages, 10 (w) x 11 (h), © 2011, 03/04/2011
- Hosted ebook (9781627534277): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 5.7
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 134646
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent (JUV017010)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life (JUV025000)
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Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson
Denise Brennan-Nelson is a multi-award winning children’s book author and motivational speaker. She wrote her first children’s book, Buzzy the Bumblebee, after discovering that aeronautically, bumblebees should not be able to fly. She felt it was a wonderful way to inspire people to “bee-lieve” in themselves and their dreams. Other titles include Someday is Not a Day of the Week, a touching story about making time for what is really important in life; and Willow, chosen the Most Outstanding Children’s Book for 2009 by the Executive Committee of the Mom’s Choice Awards. Willow is the story of a little girl who colors outside the lines, thinks outside the box, and ends up awakening the creativity of her by-the-book art teacher. Denise also wrote J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet.
Illustrator: Donald Wu
Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area after moving there as a child from Hong Kong. Years of drawing doodles in school along with a love of comic books led him to study illustration at the California College of the Arts. His current focus is in children’s book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. Donald continues to reside and draw his “doodles” in the San Francisco Bay Area. J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet is his first book with Sleeping Bear Press.