TRICK ARRR TREAT by Leslie Kimmelman. Illustrator: Jorge; Monlongo. Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 2015. 32p. ISBN: 978-0-8075-8061-5 17 hc. $16.99. Gr. PreS - 2 : Easy Picture Book
First of all the illustrations on the cover of this book grabbed my attention immediately. The colors are just beautiful and there are fun things to see on every new page. This is a Halloween trick arrr treating story with a diverse group friends, boys and girls. The kids are all dressed as pirates and talk the talk of pirates as well. As the kids go door to door trick arrr treating they are lunging, stomping and clomping while saying "Give me loot" and "Treasure." As you turn the pages the colors change with the sun setting and get a bit darker and darker as the sun goes down. When they get home they have to walk up the gangplank for a surprise party. They bring in their loot and yell "Count yer booty, then let's eat!" I enjoyed this story and will recommend it to many little ones that come into the library.
Mary Koshorek, Librarian Assistant, Spies Public Library, Menominee, MI