By GLENN TOLLE
I was out driving the other night when a small black cat crossed my path. Seeing this…my blood froze. But NOT because I was afraid of getting bad luck…on the contrary, I was afraid for the black cats luck. October is an especially dangerous time for cats… especially black cats. Due to a silly superstition, many cats are killed in October. This is awful. I wish I could have found that black cat and given it a safe home for the month but, unfortunately it was gone before I could get out of my car.
In this small and special Halloween edition of FRIGHTS FOR TYKES I will be recommending SCARY, SCARY HALLOWEEN written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Jan Brett.
In SCARY, SCARY HALLOWEEN trick or treaters dance in the streets while a mother cat and her kittens hide, watching the many monsters leap. The kittens are afraid. The mother cat is afraid. This is truly a scary, scary Halloween.
SCARY, SCARY HALLOWEEN is one of the quintessential Halloween children’s books that subverts the cursed Halloween cat trope that we all know. A love letter not just to cats but to Halloween, dream team Eve Bunting and Jan Brett masterfully evoke the briskness of the Halloween air and the little cats who must beware.
You can buy your very own edition of SCARY, SCARY HALLOWEEN on ABEBOOKS for $3.86 plus free shipping. OR….you can watch/listen to the video below.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FRIGHTS FOR TYKES READERS!