Petal and Poppy and the Spooky Halloween! (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Paperback)
Halloween is here and Petal and Poppy are going to a party! But Petal's scared. Halloween is too spooky. But Poppy assures Petal it's all just pretend. There's nothing to be afraid of. But then a haunted house scares Poppy. Maybe Halloween is a little spooky after all!
The writing level and picture clues will help early readers perfect their reading technique, while the wonderful story--with just the right amount of spookiness--will spark a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Lisa Clough has written books novels and picture books, but this is her first foray into the world of early readers. Her work has won awards from Child Magazine, Parent's Choice, Bank Street, Raising Readers, and Entertainment Weekly. She spends her summers in Portland, Maine, and her winters in Clayton, New Jersey, where she's an assistant professor at Rowan University. For more about her, visit her website at www.lisajahnclough.com.
Ed Briant has published for Flux Llewelyn, Roaring Book, Greenwillow Press, and Atheneum. His first book, Paper Parade, was named a Publisher's Weekly Flying Start. He is also the author and illustrator of the weekly comic "Tales from the Slushpile," published online with Publisher's Weekly's Children's Bookshelf since 2005. He has taught illustration at Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington, Delaware.
"Simple text combines with short, but not stilted, sentences, and colorful, humorous illustrations with just enough dark to retain the Halloween feel." — Booklist Online "Angular, digital animal cartoon characters keep the tone upbeat, while large panels emphasize each detailed scene with cheerful colors. A howling good addition that celebrates a favorite holiday" — School Library Journal "Clough is able to inject the story with light doses of humor and suspense, even within the vocabulary limitations typical of the format." — Publishers Weekly —