cover image Spooky ABC

Spooky ABC

Eve Merriam. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-85356-2

Designed to shiver the timbers of youngsters all year round, the previously published Halloween ABC (1987) is now Spooky ABC by Eve Merriam, illus. by Lane Smith. The handsome edition pits 26 alphabetically organized poems-""Demon"" and ""Lair"" among them-against eerie illustrations.