So it is no secret over here that I LOVE HALLOWEEN! There’s so much about it that is so FUN! The pumpkins, witches, ghosts, skeletons, everything! I love it all! I LOVE to be scared and spooked! And I couldn’t wait to share it with Ivy this year now that she’s a little older. One of the ways that I can show her what Halloween is all about is through a book, and if you know Ivy at all, she LOVES books! We were at Child’s Play Toys a while back and came across her favorite book character – Llama Llama! She’s obsessed with Llama Llama Red Pajama so I knew she would love the Llama Llama Trick or Treat too. And I was right! She had to read it every nap and night for a week straight! It introduced her to trick-or-treating and costumes. We got out her pumpkin bucket and have been practicing saying “trick-or-treat,” so she’s all ready for Halloween night! I even put a couple pieces of candy in it :) Oh well!
I also got her the Pete the Cat and the Five Little Pumpkins book and she’s obsessed with that one too! She loves the Pete the Cat Old MacDonald Farm, so it is fun for her to see the same characters she already knows with Pete the Cat and Llama Llama. And lastly, my Mom bought her the Spooky House book and that is her absolute favorite! It’s a lift-the-flap book and it has eight ghoulish scenes to explore, so you get to know all there is about Halloween! And she loves to lift the flaps, she practically has them memorized!
I was curious to see what other Halloween books are out there because we have been reading those three EVERY nap and nighttime! And there are some really good ones out there! Many of them are characters or similar books that Ivy already knows, like the Peek-a-Boo! (author of Peek-a-Zoo, Peek-a-Who, and many more), Where is Baby’s Pumpkin (author of Where is Baby’s Belly Button, Where is Baby’s Christmas Present, and many more), and Boo! (author of Toot, Potty, and many more).
We love reading over here! And what better way to get into the Halloween spirit! Trick-or-treat :)
Monster Needs a Costume // Pinkalicious // One..Two..Boo! // Spooky House // Llama Llama Trick or Treat // Peek-a-Boo! // Pete the Cat and the Five Little Pumpkins // Five Black Cats // Where is Baby’s Pumpkin // Spooky // Boo! // 10 Trick-or-Treaters // Room on the Broom