cover image Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans

Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans

Amy E. Sklansky. Henry Holt & Company, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-7046-0

""Beady"" refers to more than just evil eyes in Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans: Poems for Halloween by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Karen Dismukes. As in their From the Doghouse, the fabric and bead artwork brings to life a collection of poems on haunting topics. In ""A Witch's Favorite Day,"" a green-complected hag laments, ""I only come out at night/ because I'm such a fright./ This sadly is my plight / except on Halloween."" (Aug.) .