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This cute counting book will delight little kids with its colorful illustrations and its rhythm and repetition.
But parents beware: Once the child has mastered its rhythmic chants, you will be hearing them over and over. The Tricksters are pictured by Kevin Scott Collier
to look like kids dressed up for trick or treating. They are more funny looking than scary. Penny says on her blog that Kevin’s artwork is a “special effect” for nighttime.
You can see how well it works in the cover illustration.
Penny has given over a complete page for each of the ten various creatures, starting with ten ghosties and counting down—not up—to a lone pumpkin.
Let me give you a taste of the book:
Eight little monsters out on Halloween.
(The monsters have a family resemblance to Frankenstein). Another fun treat from Kevin is seeing an owl who lives in one of the houses, and of course, there is a spider web.
Penelope Anne Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level. She enjoys writing children’s stories for read aloud time. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an M.A. in Education.
When not writing stories or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church and choir activities. Ms. Cole is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Fremont Area Writers of the CA Writers Club, and is a Certified Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books on her blog at
TEN LITTLE TRICKSTERS is recommended for readers ages 4-7. It is available at Amazon.
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