It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!
Sandra Keith Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children's author and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and four music albums. Although she does not license her characters to be redrawn or adapted, she has herself designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys. —Wikipedia
We love Sandra Boynton’s board books. But we’ve noticed some of her books are great and others just so-so. This is one is tolerable. The long list of costume possibilities is slightly tedious but the pictures are sweet. It is similar to Spot’s Halloween. Since we really love Night Night, Little Pookie, this book naturally had a little more charm for both my son and I.
We love our Sandra Boynton books! This was a cute Pookie book that both of my kids enjoyed. It would be a great addition to your library if you are a fan of the Pookie books or Sandra Boynton, especially around Halloween.
A little pig tries on costume after costume until he finds just the right Halloween disguise.
GREAT Halloween-themed read aloud for toddlers and PreK. I think this would make a nice flannelboard story too if you created a paper doll-like pig character and made a variety of costumes for him to try on.
I haven't heard my youngest laugh this hard with a book before - her reaction was priceless and her laughter was infectious. The illustrations and silly words make this a great Halloween read aloud for toddlers.
I'm sad that I didn't have this book when my son Luke was struggling with wearing costumes and trick-or-treating when he was 3. It's a perfect social story for all of the above.
Pookie is an adorable little pig, who your child may already know from many other classic Boynton books (like "What's Wrong, Little Pookie?"). Pookie's mother explains that tonight is Halloween:
Tonight when it's dark we will walk down the street. We will visit our friends. You can say, "Trick or Treat!"
Pookie's mom tells her son to choose a costume, but he has sensory issues and is choosy. Kids with a variety of special needs can easily relate to many of the strong feelings Pookie has about these choices. Finally, he finally settles on what he wants to be: a ghost. ---
I review books from the perspective of a parent of two children with autism. This review is part of a list of Halloween theme books that can be found on my blog: https://www.lineupthebooks.com/hallow...
Great children's book for kindergarteners. Spooky is a very cute and relatable character. The story is short. There's many fun costume changes that draw kids into looking at every page. It shows students many describing words. Children can relate to this because it shows them how to look into their feelings. Sometimes kids will say they just don't like something. Pookie says what exactly he doesn't like about the costume and why it isn't for him. In the end he finds his perfect costume. It also gets everyone in a Halloween mood. Great addition to my library and a must buy to anyone else!
This is going to be the book that my son reads to his kids when he grows up. We started our Sandra Boynton book collection with Happy Hippy Angry Duck which my daughter loved. My son, however, needed this book read to him on a regular basis at bedtime. He even managed to basically memorize read the book back to us at a very young age. All Sandra Boynton's books are fantastic, but this one holds a special memory with my son.
A rhyming board book about the adorable Pookie looking for the just right Halloween costume. Little ones will identity with the search and the sentiments: "It's itchy." "It's hot." A fun first Halloween book for babies and toddlers.