cover image Haunted Halloween

Haunted Halloween

Sue Fliess, illus. by Jay Fleck. Cartwheel, $6.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-338-04533-8

Five trick-or-treaters approach a menacing gate. As they make their way, Fliess counts spooky and creepy-crawly creatures in groups from one through 10 (“1 bat hangs,/ Pointy fangs”). Flaps reveal each new scene, rendered in brightly contrasting blues and purples. The trick-or-treaters step up to a purple door, which opens to show a sweet surprise for kids just getting to know the holiday. Ages up to 3. (June)