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The Costume Copycat

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Full of warmth, humor, and wacky Halloween costumes, this story celebrates the inventiveness and originality that come from good-natured sibling rivalry. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 17th 2006 by Dial
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Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: halloween, jealousy
I found the illustration very cute and funny. The younger of two sisters always found her hand me down costumes didn't live up to the way people saw them, when her sister wore them. Finally one year she decided to make her own costume, which was a hit, and she out shined her sister. ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute story for Halloween time. She always wants to be what her sister is for Halloween until she creates her own thing.
Sarah Sammis
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Harriet picked out The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald because she liked the picture of the younger sister in her fairy princess costume. It was also getting close to Halloween at the time so costumes were on her mind.

The story's about sibling rivalry and how children vie for attention from adults. In this case, the older sister is the one who usually has everyone's attention. Her younger sister tries to get the same praise her sister got the year before by wearing big sister's costumes. Ev
Maryann Macdonald
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: childrens
OK, so this is my own book, but I have to give it five stars because I think Dial did a great job of marrying this story to Anne Wilsdorf's illustrations. And because it's a TRUE STORY! Well, not completely true, but based on true, which counts for something. My dear sister Joan, perfect in every way, always aced me in everything, but most especially Halloween costumes. I so wanted to be like her...beautiful, kind, creative. But I was plain, mean, and a copycat, sad to say. Still, I caught on ev ...more
Nothing especially memorable here, but it is an amusing little tale of the common sibling habit of the younger sibling copycatting the older sibling--not always with satisfactory results! The ultimate message here is a good one any time of year: be yourself. I enjoyed the assortment of costumes and festive trick-or-treating, though I did feel some of the adults could have been a bit more "aware" of the younger sibling's feelings (though maybe that was the point, poor misunderstood little thing!) ...more
Jul 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens, halloween
It's a little early, but for some reason, we've been on a Halloween kick with our books. And this is a great book for getting children ready for Halloween. Every year, Angela is jealous of her older sister Bernadette's costume and wears it the next year, but not with the same results. Finally she comes up with her own costume and is happy with her choice. It's a good book about being yourself and has a nice ending, too. ...more
I laughed out loud at one part of this book. Maybe it just caught me at the right moment, but for the most part I thought the author did a nice job of representing sibling jealously without being heavy handed.
The Brothers
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A little sister is envious of all the attention her elder sister receives for her Halloween costumes, so she copies them every year. But in the end she learns the value of originality.

Really fun illustrations.
Oct 10, 2008 rated it liked it
story of two sisters and their halloween costumes. the younger one always gets the short end of the stick until her sister falls ill one year--then she has all the fun. at least she brings her sick in bed sister a candy apple!
A fun story about a little sister who finally shines when she stops copying her sister's costume from the previous Halloween. ...more
Oct 25, 2013 marked it as picture-books-read
A good deal better than I was expecting. For my complete review: ...more
Oct 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute sibling story.
Oct 29, 2007 rated it liked it
a good halloween book about a big elementary school problem--copycatting!
Nov 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cora
Another one of our favorite Halloween books.
Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The story of my life as a younger sister.
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