cover image Julius's Candy Corn

Julius's Candy Corn

Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, $6.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-06-053789-0

A bag of tricks and treats aims to amplify Halloween high jinks. Kevin Henkes brings his on-target toddler sensibility to the board book original Julius's Candy Corn, featuring the mouse character familiar to fans of Julius, the Baby of the World and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Awaiting the start of a Halloween party, Julius admires the cupcakes his mother made, each topped by a candy corn. Of course Julius can't eat the cupcakes before the party, but he can ""count"" the candy corns and, for some reason, as he counts ""another candy corn"" and another, they all disappear.