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The Perfectly Horrible Halloween

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Arnold has the perfect costume for Halloween. With his eye patch, beard, earring, and sword, he'll be a frightening pirate. He just knows that he's going to be voted ""Scariest of All"" at his class party. But on the big day everything goes wrong. He leaves his costume on the school bus. Now Arnold's Halloween will be really horrible! Or will it? Nancy Poydar paints a ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Holiday House (first published September 1st 2001)
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Rosa Cline
Oct 05, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, halloween
A little boy was very excited about winning the most scariest award; but when he got into his class he couldn't find his costume anywhere! He started to panic... he couldn't just 'not' have a costume. when the entire class was dressing up and going to their party. But he made due with some things laying around,...when he 'thought' he was hiding his class thought he was really dressed up! And he did end up winning his award after all! read the story and see what he ended up being after all! Nice ...more
S. Todd Strader
My first thought reading The Perfectly Horrible Halloween was "this author understands children and truley captures the classroom atmosphere." So it was no suprise to read on the back flap that Nancy Poydar is a former elementary teacher. The Perfectly Horrible Halloween is a great holiday read-to book or it is especially well suited for a class room read. It would be good to have on hand just in case things do not go as children expect they should.

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Catherine Johnson
Jan 17, 2011 Catherine Johnson rated it really liked it
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Oct 20, 2011 Cathy rated it liked it
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Arnold has the perfect costume for Halloween. With his eye patch, beard, earring, and sword, he'll be a frightening pirate. He just knows that he's going to be voted ""Scariest of All"" at his class party. But on the big day everything goes wrong. He leaves his costume on the school bus. Now Arnold's Halloween will be really horrible! Or will it?

Not my favorite book to read, but the kids enjoyed it. (ages 4-8)
Shelli
Sep 16, 2011 Shelli rated it it was ok
Arnold was super excited to rock his pirate costume for his class at Room 13 Halloween party. He was sure he was going to win the ribbon for scariest costume. However, Arnold realizes that his hopes of winning the ribbon are looking next to impossible when he realizes he left his costume on the school bus.
Andrea Wilkinson
Oct 29, 2012 Andrea Wilkinson rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Clever Halloween story about Arnold, who forgets his scary pirate costume and gold coins on the bus, so he has to improvise (after being very sad) to come up with another scary costume!
Linda
Aug 02, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
Arnold leaves his Halloween costume on the bus and has to become creative to come with a prize winning selection. Stay tuned for the end to find out what happens to his original costume!
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