Are you looking for a fun book to introduce your baby or toddler to Halloween?
This will be Little M’s second Halloween, but the first where he has begun to understand what is going on. I took out a big stack of Halloween books from the local library and we have enjoyed cackling and booing together! The Hubster and I have taken him to his first ‘Pumpkin Patch’ and now we are all ready to dress up in our costumes! Here I have picked out three of Little M’s favorite Halloween books:
These spooctacular (but not scary!) board books are just perfect for the 0-3 crowd, in the lead up to Halloween!
One, Two…Boo! is a super little lift the flap counting book set in a haunted house. Little ones can lift the flaps on each page to reveal different Halloween surprises, from bats to brooms – all whilst counting their numbers one to ten. Cute and colorful pictures provide plenty of interest, along with fun rhyming words. Little M loves the last page where 10 little monsters appear…
‘Wait! I hear a noise! Do you hear it, too? / 10 little monsters. Boo!’
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin is about as gentle an introduction to Halloween as you can get! Duck and Goose go off in search of a pumpkin just like their friend Thistle’s. But they can’t find one anywhere…. until they find the pumpkin patch. Adorable pictures display all the colors of autumn and the simple question and response style of the text is perfect for even the littlest readers.
‘Is our pumpkin in the leaf pile, Duck? / No.’
This book is ideal for those who are already fans of the ‘Duck & Goose’ books (like Little M!) and also for those who are off for a visit to the pumpkin patch.
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? is another fun ‘hide and seek’ style book, but this time with flaps! Follow Baby as she looks all around the house for her special pumpkin and finds some Halloween surprises along the way.
‘Is it in the closet? / No! But here are some happy bats!’
Super colorful and bold illustrations (with just a little bit of sparkle!) and nice big flaps make this a fun Halloween read for even the teeniest trick-or-treaters. Your little one will love the final page where Baby finally finds her pumpkin and is able to go trick-or-treating with her new friends.
Is Baby’s pumpkin outside the door? / YES! And now we can all go trick-or-treating!’
What other Halloween books have you enjoyed with your baby or toddler? Please share!
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