A Teeny Tiny Halloween
Lauren L. Wohl, Henry Cole
Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2
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Do you get into your read alouds? Like, get INTO them. I perform for my kids and students when I’m reading aloud in a way that I would never be comfortable with if I didn't have a book in my hands.
Perhaps you have heard the quote (credited to Emilie Buchwald) that says, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." Using a bit of drama and changing the volume and tone of your voice is the perfect way to create memorable early-reading experiences for preschoolers and children in the primary grades—the kind of experiences that make them love reading and books.
So, if you like (or are willing) to “do the voices,” then I suggest the new book A Teeny Tiny Halloween. This Halloween story is dramatic without being scary for small children, and it gives you the chance to use your teeny-tiny voice to fascinate little ears.
The story—a not-at-all frightening twist on the original folktale— is about a teeny-tiny woman in a teeny-tiny house who has a not-so-teeny-tiny problem. The autumn leaves have fallen and covered her roof, and she is stuck inside. She calls for help, but no soul can hear her teeny-tiny voice.
Luckily, she has another trick to attract some children out looking for some treats, and this sweet book gets a happy ending.
(Can you guess how the book ends? There's a hint in my picture...Okay, I give in. She bakes teeny-tiny cookies.)