cover image Spooky Pookie

Spooky Pookie

Sandra Boynton. Random/Corey, $5.99 (18p) ISBN 978-0-553-51233-5

Boynton’s Little Pookie is celebrating Halloween, and picking a costume is proving difficult. Lively rhymes list off the options Mom offers (“A clown would be funny./ A pumpkin is cute./ You would make a fine bunny/ in the white bunny suit”) as Little Pookie raids the costume chest. The final selection—a classic white-sheet ghost outfit—proves frightening enough to scare Mom, so it’s the clear winner. It’s a fun Halloween diversion that should easily please Little Pookie’s (and Boynton’s) many devotees. Up to age 3. (July)