cover image Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Corinne Demas, illus. by R.W. Alley. Walker, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8027-8612-

Lily, who first appeared in Valentine Surprise, returns for a homey Halloween. As she tries on costumes, two expressive kitties get dressed up, too. But nothing seems right: a ghost is too scary, a pirate is too mean, a ballerina is too flouncy, and a robot is too bulky. Finally, a flap reveals her “purrfect” costume. Alley’s airy pencil, watercolor, and gouache spreads, rendered in soft autumnal shades, should stir up anticipation for trick-or-treating and provide some costume ideas, too. Ages 3–6. (July)