The Best Halloween Ever
The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster
Every Halloween, the six Herdman kids steal candy, spray-paint other kids, and take everything that isn't nailed down. And this year promises to be the same, until the Mayor decides to up and cancel Halloween. True, that means there'd be no Herdman trouble to contend with, but that also means no candy, no costumes, and no trick-ordisasterEvery ...more
How do you protect the town at Hallowe'en with the Herdmans on the loose? Cancel the trick-or-treating and keep the candy away from a potential blackmail or bartering situation. When the Woodrow Wilson PTA decide to host a Hallowe'en night event, everyone cowers in fear, until they learn the Herdmans won't attend. With the event moving forward, a few strange events occur, though no one has seen that group of six unruly childr ...more
So my son needs to get 24 AR (Accelerated Reading) points this month and I needed a Halloween book to read for my Halloween Book Bingo: "Set on Halloween" square so I thought we could kill two birds with one stone so to speak, by listening to this audio book in the car on the way too & from school. The book has a grade reading level of 5.5 and an interest level for grades 3-5 so since Reece is in 5th grade I thought it might just work.
Well it didn't! And I read somewhere that ...more
This sequel to "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a bit of a one-joke story, spread out over the course of a hundred or so pages. The central conflict is the Herdman's have led the town to cancel Halloween, which mak ...more
Halloween always gets ruined by the Herdmans. This year, trick or treating gets canceled by the mayor – no Halloween! Can the Herdmans ruin Halloween any more than that? Well, maybe. Just maybe they can.
Indeed, it's a comical read – kids will just eat it up.
I have read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It's a very fine tale. This seq ...more
I had found this book a long time ago and tucked it away in our container of Halloween decorations with a few other Halloween-themed books. I figured that our girls would be old enough to want to read this someday.
This year, we pulled the book out and started reading it. I have to admit, though, that it just didn't seem to engage us. I kept falling asleep as I read it, but the plot ...more
The theme of the book The Worst Holloween Ever is to say that there is always good in somebody. The Herdmans on Halloween have always created a disaster. Every Halloween, the Herdman kids steal candy, spray-paint other kids, and take everything that isn't nailed down. There are six Herdmans and the worst one is the youngest one, And this year the Mayor decides to cancel Halloween, because of the Herdmans. That means there'd be no Herdman trouble to contend with, but that also means no candy, no ...more
Cute story. I like the Herdmans and their take on life. They manage to make the ordinary exciting and interesting!
After logging it on Goodreads, I discovered that Ms. Johnson also authored The Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans #2) and The Best Halloween Ever (The Herdmans #3). Since Halloween is later this month, I decided to read the third installment of the Herdmans' antics.
TBCPE is my favorite of the three install ...more
In classic (silly) style, the Herdmans cause Halloween havoc and then redeem the holiday.
This is a fun read-aloud book for the whole family. The story is not too scary or stressful for young kids. And the audio version narrated by Elaine Stritch is fabulous.
There are over 15 editions of this book and it is available in a number of languages. I had not heard of this series or the author until my son c ...more
The theme of my story is Halloween.It takes place in Woodrow Wilson School.The conflict of my book is person vs person.Well in this story it talks about 6 Herdmans stealing candy and this year ended up to being the same until the Mayor decides to cancel Halloween you might thing that the Herdmans won't be a problem on Halloween which might show as i stated before that would mean no candy trick or ...more
It was a quick read but not a very fulling one. This was written 30 years after the original and it was unclear of what time period it was set. I'm assuming its the same "present day" setting because these children have very few similarities with kids of today.
It was very chaotic and I didn't understand the conclusion. I agree with other ...more
The Best Halloween Ever is the story about a town that decides to cancel Halloween in hopes to not be terrorized once again by the dreaded Herdmans. Halloween instead will be an awful sanitized candy-free and safe celebration at the school, leaving all to wonder, will the Herdmans show up this Hallo ...more
My mother, widowed when I was three years old, taught school for forty-nine years in that same small town, and her major (indeed, only) extravagance was books. I grew up with, and quickly adopted, the notion that reading was the only way to fill up every scrap of loose time you ...more