Véronique Semple and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Three-year old Cecil Luna is afraid of the dark. He frequently wakes up believing there’s a ghost in his room and wanting to sleep with his parents. To help him overcome his fear of the dark, his mother throws a special Halloween party. The neighborhood kids dress up as monsters, scaring Cecil with the ghostly chant he hears when he wakes up alone and scared in his room.
After he realizes the monsters are only the neighborhood kids in costume, Cecil dresses up as a werewolf, joins the party, and declares himself no longer afraid of the dark.
After the party, Cecil’s father reveals the family legend: Some trick and treaters are real ghosts who still crave sweets. It’s essential to leave candy and treats to appease them. If you don’t, they can get in the house. Once they’re inside, says his father, the only way to get rid of them is to trick them.
What do you think happens one Halloween night when the family is visiting Grandma and forgets to leave treats and goodies?
Howoween Ooga Ooga Ooum
A very fun family tale about vampires, werewolves and goblins. The child hero overcomes his fear of the dark in an act of bravery. I saw this audio/visually presented to a second grade class. Not only did the children respond enthusiasticly in read book exercises, but tended to identify strongly with the characters themselves as they offered their own take on the story.