Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

And Then Comes Halloween

And Then Comes Halloween

Tom Brenner
Illustrator:  Holly Meade 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Candlewick, 2011   ISBN: 978-0763652999

Every year when the days get shorter, when Papa stacks firewood under the eves, and when the geese fly south, the children know that now, at last, it is time. It is time to cut out paper witches, to bring home and carve pumpkins, and to decide about costumes.

When they see spooky decorations start to “sprout on lawns” and hang from trees, the children know that they need to get their costumes ready. Then, after so much waiting and planning, it is Halloween and the fun can begin.

This delightful picture book, with its cut paper art, perfectly captures the anticipation that builds in the fall as children wait for, and plan for, Halloween.