Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Boo to you

Boo to you

Lois Ehlert
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 1416986251

It is fall, and the mice are getting ready for their harvest party. They don’t mind if a raccoon or squirrel takes a “veggie” or two, but having the cat around is another thing all together. After all,“a cat loves meat” and that makes the mice “edgy.”

The mice prepare their party decorations and then they wait. As soon as lights in the house go off, the mice set off to harvest some food. Of course, the “scary” cat is lurking around, but the mice have something in store for him that will give him the Halloween fright of his life.

Using her trademark collage style and a clever rhyming text, Lois Ehlert gives her readers a delightful picture of a very different kind of harvest and Halloween celebration.