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Shivery Shades of Halloween

Shivery Shades of Halloween

Illustrated by Jimmy Pickering


Shivery Shades of Halloween

About the Book

A rollicking, rhyming Halloween romp—in every color!
What color is Halloween? Why, it’s as green as an “eerie glow, evil grin, vile brew, clammy skin,” as white as “cobwebs clinging, a misty trail, a skull, a spook, a face gone pale . . .” Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party! Jimmy Pickering’s stylized settings and adorable monsters add a blast of colorful creepy-crawliness that will make kids giggle. Who knew that learning colors could be such spooky fun?

Product Details

On sale: August 5, 2014
Age: 2-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780375981661
Reading level: Lexile: NP | Fountas/Pinnell: K

Author Bio

MARY MCKENNA SIDDALS is a former teacher who has written a variety of picture books, including the perennial favorite, Millions of Snowflakes, and the critically-acclaimed Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth.

JIMMY PICKERING is an artist and designer across the fields of fine art, illustration, and publishing. He has also created dozens of projects for theme parks and resorts around the world as a creative leader at Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Creative. His illustrations have graced more than forty children's books.


The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, October 2014
"This creative color concept book uses Halloween as a vehicle for exploring a wide spectrum of shades. . . The depictions of spooky Halloween characters are definitely more silly than scary, making this an excellent choice for little ones . . . There is plenty of readaloud potential here."

August 1, 2014:
"Can colors other than orange and black be associated with Halloween? Upbeat rhymes make the case for a multihued holiday . . . A solid and fun read-aloud."

Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2014:
"A bright new addition to the Halloween shelves."