Monday, October 8, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Wendie's Wanderings.

My selection is The 13 nights ofHalloween written and illustrated by Guy Vasilovich.

Inspired by THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, Vasilovich gives his young readers a ghoulish countdown to Halloween. A young big-eyed Witch leads the audience through the series of creepy gifts provided by her Mummy, beginning with:
"On the first night of Halloween my mummy gave to me: a bright shiny skeleton key.

Drawing on his extensive experience in animation, Vasilovich employs inky blacks, vibrant purples, and shimmering oranges and yellows in a gothic cartoon style that gives a nod to Tim Burton with its angular look.

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