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Elphie Goes Trick or Treating by Hagit R. Oron
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really liked it
bookshelves: book-3, children, free-for-review, free-from-author, fear, halloween, illustrations, picture-book

I received this book free of charge from the author. Thank you!

Do you have a child that is afraid of masks or other aspects of Halloween? I remember when my first was afraid of masks. The one that frightened him was made of rubber. I turned it inside out and said it was made of rubber. Then I picked up other things around the house made of the same substance. I don't think it helped at all. This little story might have helped.

I loved how the parent let the little guy go out without his mask just so he could still have fun wth his friend. When the child got used to how everyone responds to the fun of the evening he decides for himself that wearing a mask is okay. It is always better to let the child come to his or her own healthy conclusions than forcing an issue. Wise messages are here.

I think that the only problem I had with the book was that it was written in first-person. For some reason that was jarring. I tried to imagine reading this story to a child reading the "I" statements would seem to take a child out of the story. If it is meant to be an early reader that might work. But books like this I would want to read aloud to my children long before they learned to read so we could talk about the subject matter.

Still, I do think this is a cute book. I love the little elephant, Elphie.
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Reading Progress

October 6, 2016 – Started Reading
October 6, 2016 – Shelved
October 7, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 18, 2016 –
99.0%
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: book-3
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: children
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: free-for-review
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: free-from-author
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: fear
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: halloween
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: illustrations
October 30, 2016 – Shelved as: picture-book

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