The History of Halloween

 

I found this interesting and wanted to share. I had no idea Halloween had been around so long! If you like all things Halloween, I found this website, ThingsThatGoBoo, that has everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween including monsters, poems, songs, books, and more.

 

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Book Review: Elphie Goes Trick or Treating by Hagit R. Oron & Or Oron

31931221Title: Elphie Goes Trick or Treating

Author: Hagit R. Oron

Illustrator: Or Oron

Genre: Children

Publication Date: October 10, 2016

 

 

 

About the Book

Elphie is easily frightened. Phante is brave.
Elphie is calm and kind. Phante is hot tempered.
When they go trick or treating together, Elphie and Phante use their strengths to empower each other.
Read the book and teach your kids that the sweetness of friendship lasts more than that of a sugar-coated candy.

Available on Amazon.

 

My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author.

I read Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure and Bravo and Elphie so when the author asked me if I wanted to read the latest Elphie book I was happy to do so.  Elphie Goes Trick or Treating is an adorable book for young children. It’s about Halloween, and Elphie is planning on dressing up as a tiger but his costume is so scary that he is afraid to go trick or treating in it. His mom takes off his costume and lets him go as himself.

Elphie goes trick or treating with his friend, Phante, who is dressed up as a pirate. Phante ends up being jealous because a lot of the neighbors give Elphie extra treats for his “costume.” Elphie is so nice that he splits the candy with Phante. With a hug from Phante, Elphie feels like he is brave enough now to be a tiger-elephant and he changes into his original costume.

Elphie Goes Trick or Treating is a cute book with colorful pictures that will keep the attention of young children. It also teaches the importance of friendship. It’s the perfect time for this book with Halloween just around the corner!

 

About the Authors

2016-10-14_17-14-03Hagit R & Or Oron are a mother and daughter who love to create, imagine, laugh and have fun together.
Hagit R is an electronics engineer. She writes computer code by day, but when she takes off her suit she lets her imagination run wild. Really, it takes her to such weird places, words aren’t able to describe.
Or is a graphic designer by day and an illustrator by night. Imagination is the biggest tool in her toolbox. Really, it’s as big as a continent.
Together they are an undefeatable team. Their mission is to bring joy and happiness to kids and parents all around the world.
How? One picture book at a time.

 

 

 

 

Book Review: I Killed the Man Who Wrote This Book by Theodore Ficklestein

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The author of this book is having fun mocking Halloween. Little does he know that the audience are the monsters themselves.

My Review

I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I’ve always thought that poets are a little different. This book is proof of that. I’m not saying that that is a bad thing. My son is a poet and he’s a bit different and he knows it. He doesn’t mind that he’s different and I love that he’s different.

I Killed the Man Who Wrote This Book starts with poetry by Theodore Ficklestein about (making fun of) Halloween. A lot of it is about candy and Halloween parties and making fun of the scary stuff. One of my favorite poems:

So You’re the Monster?

Is Frankenstein the monster’s name or not?
This has been a long debate of readers of the
famous novel.
There is always one clever bastard who points
out the Frankenstein is not the monster’s
name.
But the Scientist’s name.
That is the same person who knows why the
author of the Wizard Of Oz chose Oz for the
place of the wizard.
Wow.
I didn’t really help with this question at all.
Is Frankenstein the name of the monster or
not?
Oh, who the hell knows!
All I know is that when I tell people about
Frankenstein, they think I am talking about the
monster, not the scientist.

The second part of the book is written by monsters who killed the author on Halloween because they didn’t appreciate his wit and humor.

This is the kind of poetry I like. It’s different and funny. I have a friend who says he doesn’t like poetry because you can’t understand it but you can definitely understand Theodore Ficklestein’s poetry, even if it is weird. I definitely recommend this book. I have two other poetry books written by this author and I am looking forward to reading them.

Available on Amazon.