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Summary: A scary Halloween story about a little old lady who is followed home by various "haunted" bits of clothing. This is a humorous picture book for Halloween.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 7; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 4 to 8
Reading Level: 3.5
Age of Child: Read with 2 year-old and 5-year old children.
Young Reader Reaction: They like repeating the sounds the various clothes make as they follow the little old lady on her walk home: two shoes go CLOMP CLOMP, one pair of pants go WIGGLE WIGGLE, one shirt goes SHAKE SHAKE, etc.
Adult Reader Reaction: Pretty good story, and fund. The little old lady stands up to the spooky clothes and eventually puts them to her use as her new scarecrow.
Pros: Fun story. Just spooky enough to set the mood…without causing nightmares.
Cons: If your child is very impressionable, it runs the risk of inducing bad dreams.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. If it turns into a hit, it can outlast Halloween, but it might not.