On a Windy Night
On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice: "Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours if you look back." As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visua...more
This story may be frightening to some children.
In the wind the boy here's a voice, "Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours — if you look back." Imagining that he's being pursued, he runs on, stopping to examine each possible threat.
The artwork done by George Bates shows in rich saturated colors, and strong lines the things the boy thinks he sees. Then with a f ...more