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Shivery Shades of Halloween

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  184 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
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 . . .
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2014)
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Oct 29, 2014 Evie rated it it was amazing

Shivery Shades of Halloween is just the perfect treat for your kid this Halloween season! It's bursting with colors, the silly rhymes and tongue-twisting word pairings make it super fun to read aloud (and occasionally laugh together when mommy's tongue gets twisted in a knot when trying to keep up with the rhythm), and it's just such a great way to learn about the many colors of Halloween!

When thinking about Halloween, certain colors come to mind right away, black, orange and purple being the f
Erika Bowen
Nov 26, 2016 Erika Bowen rated it it was amazing
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1. Book Summary in your own words
An adorable little creature goes on an adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests, and possibly a Halloween party. Children learn colors in a very fun and adventurous way.
2. Grade level, interest level, lexile
3. Appropriate classroom use (subject area)
Halloween, colors
4. Individual students who might benefit from reading
Students who need help with their colors. Students who love Halloween.
5. Small group use (literature circles)
In groups, students will
Oct 07, 2016 Jennybug rated it really liked it
This is a pretty darn cute book especially if you are learning your colors. The pictures are very
fun and whimsical. The book includes lots of fun rhyming gibberish all done with a a Halloween flare.
Mar 26, 2015 Paula rated it really liked it
Forget orange and black. Answering the opening question of this title, Halloween is many colors. The ten colored stripes on the endpapers hint at the colors mentioned in the text. Each spread has a concise rhyming quatrain about Halloween characters such as monsters, bats, ghosts, etc.: (“Halloween is black. Cat and cauldron,/ Cloak and hat,/ Mouth of cave,/ Vampire bat,”). The spread ends with a silly rhyming phrase that further characterizes the color: (“Inky-slinky, hairy-scary,/ creepy-seepy ...more
Oct 15, 2014 Joella rated it really liked it
Just in time for Halloween I found this fun new book. It starts off by asking what the different colors of Halloween are. When I first read this to one of my nephews, he started naming specific colors: orange, black, purple. But then when we got into the story he, along with the rest of the readers, realize that there are so many more colors that are associated with Halloween. There is the white of a ghost or the blue of a wizard. Pretty much any color can be associated with a cartoon (and non-f ...more
Christine Turner
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-crawli
Dec 10, 2013 Karin rated it it was amazing
What fun! This book is a great read-aloud. Each two-page spread focuses on a color. The first half of the rhyme deals mostly with nouns associated with Halloween of the particular color while the second half of the rhyme gives a wonderful list of adjectives that describe the color. For example, my favorite is the very first one:
Evil glow

Evil grin

Vile brew

Clammy skin

Slimy-grimy, queasy-peasy, snotty-rotty

Tinge of green.

Shivery Shades of Halloween is perfect for classrooms and libraries.
Mar 06, 2015 Amy added it
Shelves: j-picture-books
Relates different colors to Halloween objects and activities. The illustrations are cute (not too scary), and the verse has some nice description and a pleasing, lilting cadence ("Halloween is brown: Forest looming, branches clawing, owl swooping, werewolf pawing"). This would be a great preschool Halloween book.
Sep 24, 2016 Beckie rated it it was amazing
A new Halloween favorite of mine! Bright, vivid illustrations, lots of fun rhymes AND it teaches the colors. Both kids were drawn in quickly and it held their attention all throughout. The illustrations fit the rhymes very well and there were lots to look at of each color.
Oct 08, 2014 Esutterlin rated it really liked it
A good addition to the Halloween displays, categories. A lot of the vocabulary may be a bit difficult for this age range, but the sounds of the words are delightful, and a new way of thinking about holiday colors beyond orange and black.
Sara Grochowski
This fantastic read aloud explores all the colors little readers will encounter in their Halloween adventures through bright, colorful illustrations and memorable rhyme. SHIVERY SHADES OF HALLOWEEN is a worthwhile addition to your library and great holiday fun!
Wendy Kuzma
Sep 11, 2014 Wendy Kuzma rated it really liked it
I think this would be too long for toddler time if you read every word on the page but it could be adapted for a younger audience.
Poetic text finds sights and sounds in every color of the rainbow to celebrate the Halloween season. Digital artwork. Nice read aloud for PreK-2.
Tegan Mae (The Rowdy Librarian)
Really cute way to talk about Halloween and colors. Great for pre-k. Also loved the main little creature and how he changed color each page!
Oct 07, 2015 Ckolleen rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best Halloween books that I have read in a long time. I really enjoyed the story and the illustrations.
Aug 08, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: colors, halloween
This will be awesome for Halloween story times. Love the phrasing and descriptions of the colors. The illustrations are also more cute then scary but still shows monsters and "creepy" things.
Kristina Jean Lareau
Sep 10, 2014 Kristina Jean Lareau rated it it was ok
A great concept that did not follow through with its potential. Perhaps it is the cartoonish digital illustrations?
Oct 06, 2014 Vicki rated it really liked it
Who thought you could combine Halloween and colors? A great book that would work on vocabulary for readers and listeners.
Hannah Givens
Oct 23, 2016 Hannah Givens rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, picture-book
I liked the art and concept, but thought the text could've been integrated better. However, I was reading an ebook version, so that could easily be the source of the problem!
Mary Lee
Nov 08, 2014 Mary Lee rated it liked it
Shelves: rhyming, halloween, 2014
A little late for Halloween, but a good mentor text for word play and text structure. After ever poem is a series of hyphenated word pairs and a phrase that comes back at the end of the book.
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