If you were a ghost haunting a castle and moat,
Rattling thick chains, making underpants float,
When you stopped all your moaning and screeching in fright,
How would you tell your phantom papa good night?
On Halloween night, creatures around the world tuck their little ones into bed. How do skeletons say goodnight? What about werewolves, mummies, or vampire bats? In this silly Halloween romp, young children can take a trip through spooky castles and haunted graveyards to find out!
Monsters, ghouls, and other creatures say goodnight to their parents in this Halloween-themed bedtime story. A skeleton child offers a "Clickity-clackity-clack-clack!" while a witch giggles "Hee! Hee! Hee!" Given Cushman's cartoony illustrations, readers might be surprised by how poetic his verse is: "If you were a skeleton in a graveyard of stones,/ Clacking and rattling all your dry, bleached-out bones,/ Yawning a yawn in the ivory moonlight,/ How would you tell your bony daddy good night?" On the final spread, the monster's goodnights join those in various world languages a fun if somewhat incongruous detail. Ages 4 7.