A Teeny Tiny Halloween

illus. by Henry Cole. 32p. Cornell Lab/Persnickety. Sept. 2016. Tr $15.95. ISBN 9781943978021.
PreS-Gr 2—Every year the autumn leaves completely cover up the "teeny tiny woman's teeny tiny house." And so begins the familiar folktale that takes on a modern dimension designed by Wohl and Cole. With a palette of browns, reds, and yellows, the illustrations set the atmosphere with a multitude of leaves blanketing the landscape, while the three children dressed in their Halloween costumes (witch, cat, and ghost) add to the playfulness of the holiday season. As an aid to storytellers, the font size of the text is small for a tiny voice and increases in size for a louder voice. There is a twist on this tale: despite her dilemma, the homeowner decides to bake cookies. The children smell the delicious aroma and are resourceful enough to dig out her house. The reward is cookies for all.
VERDICT This fun and engaging Halloween book is ripe for audience participation at the conclusion.

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