Farmer Brown doesn't like Halloween, with all its witches and costumes and jack o'lanters. So, he decides to stick some candy out, close the shutters, and skip it all together. But, as fans of the series might guess, the barnyard animals have something entirely different in mind. They do want to celebrate Halloween, and have some fun trickery up their sleeve. This book will be a hit with kids, especially those familiar with the
series (and thus excitedly predicting that the animals will certainly
thwart Farmer Brown's plans).
This book is perfect for this audience at Halloween time -- just a touch of fun Halloween spookiness but certainly not enough to scare any young ones.
"Fans of this creative team's other barnyard adventures will not be
surprised to learn the identity of the caped figure responsible for the
revelry and will enjoy this Halloween treat." (School Library Journal)
If you don't already know about the Click, Clack series, you will want to check them out. It all started with the Caldecott Award winner Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.
That was such a huge hit that more books followed.
Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
Guided Reading Level: M
DRA Level: 24
Lexile Measure: 520L
Read-Aloud vs. Individual Reading:
For kids in preschool, Kindergarten, and first grade, this book will need to be a read-aloud rather than for individual reading, as the reading level will be too high for the majority of them. Some second graders may be able to read this book on their own, especially as they reach the end of the year.
Below are the first two spreads from inside this book. Fans of the series will recognize Lewin's broad, black lines and watercolor paintings. Good stuff. :)
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