Meowloween (Meowl-o-ween)

Astra. Sept. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781662602009.
PreS-Gr 2–This seasonal story unfolds through the eyes of a wise cat who captures the fun and festivities of Halloween in playful rhyming couplets. The feline narrator explains that cats from far and wide have joined together to give young trick-or-treaters an amusing scare, all in good fun. Everyone is enjoying themselves, with the exception of a timid grey kitten who has become separated from her mother. The mother quickly discovers the kitten hiding behind a large pumpkin. She soon overcomes her fears and finds the courage to scare the leader-of-the-pack cat, causing laughter from all the merrymakers. The night ends with the children happily sharing their collected sweet treats with the appreciative fun-loving cats. This tale will inspire preschoolers to overcome their own fears. It contains a message of the importance of family, community, friendship, and fun. The use of wordplay and made-up words adds to the whimsical element of the narrative, engaging young readers and tickling their sense of humor. Cheery digitally rendered illustrations bring the Halloween scenes to life, depicting lively costumed children visiting welcoming houses adorned with festive decorations.
VERDICT This delightful Halloween adventure is ideal for a quick holiday story time session.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing