cover image Ollie's Halloween

Ollie's Halloween

Olivier Dunrea, Houghton Mifflin, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-53241-4

Simple, declarative phrases describe Ollie and his fellow goslings' Halloween activities on the farm. The sky darkens, filling with twirling leaves, as the goslings creep and poke around, "hooting like owls. Howling like wolves." As with the previous titles starring this gosling crew, Dunrea's ink and watercolor images beget an understandable and cozy world, this time with just a hint of spookiness and autumnal gloom. A foldout poster is included. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)