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Shivery Shades of Halloween

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  137 Ratings  ·  25 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 . . . p
ebook, 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  ·  review of another edition

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
Mar 26, 2015 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.
Oct 08, 2014 Esutterlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mary Lee
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.
Aug 08, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tegan Mae
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!
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.
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.
Wendy Kuzma
Sep 11, 2014 Wendy Kuzma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
This is one of the best Halloween books that I have read in a long time. I really enjoyed the story and the illustrations.
Who thought you could combine Halloween and colors? A great book that would work on vocabulary for readers and listeners.
Kristina Jean Lareau
A great concept that did not follow through with its potential. Perhaps it is the cartoonish digital illustrations?
fun book with rhyming words, short poems, even a sequencing type opportunity at the end.
Sep 06, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfectly rhyme-y with just the right amount of spook for kids learning their colors.
Jan 02, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This was a cute Halloween book about colors. We used in our homeschool.
Cute pictures and a fun rhyme to talk about the different colors of Halloween.
Oct 08, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the way each color is described in this book. It's great word fun.
Oct 18, 2014 Kerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the colours and the poem was super cute!
Would go well with Color Flannel Board story
Nov 10, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fun book about colors.
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!
Sep 17, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Halloween storytime, here this book comes!
Stacey Daly
Hannah really liked it and we had to read it multiple times!
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