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  • Title: Halloween ABC
  • Author: Eve Merriam Lane Smith
  • ISBN: 9780689801983
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback

  • 32 pp Pub 9 95.Award winning poet Eve Merriam conjures up 26 titillating and teasing Halloween poems, one for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by the delightfully wicked illustrations of Lane Smith Elegant in design, precise in image with appeal for any age that enjoys the macabre side of Halloween pointer, Kirkus Full color.
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    Ronyell
    I usually do reviews from the Epinions website, but since everyone in the Banned Books Club were discussing this book, I just had to review this book! “Halloween ABC” is an ABC book by Eve Merriam along with illustrations by Lane Smith and this book is about various symbols and creatures of Halloween being described through the letters of the alphabet. “Halloween ABC” may be extremely controversial for its macabre content, but it is still a truly worthy book to read around Halloween time [...]

    Miriam
    I was surprised to see that this was published in the late 1980s, not long before I was having to memorize Merriam's poems for school; I hadn't realize at the time that she was contemporary. I assume the poems here are meant to be read aloud to children, as most of them seem too difficult for ABC level readers. Parents, you probably want to read them all before trying this with smaller children, as some of them are fairly scary. (C, ugh!)A couple odd choices (icicle for I, why?) and the poems va [...]

    Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    I am SO going to get this book for all my friends.Halloween ABC was banned for being frightening, violent, anti-Christian (supernatural themes), and generally unsuitable for children. This book and Spooky ABC are exactly the same, no wording changes. The newer one, Spooky ABC, is nicer with black backgrounds framing the pictures instead of light yellow and an afterward explaining how the book came to be.This may be a picture book but it was never intended for little kids. The word usage is way t [...]

    Bonnie
    This is a fun little Halloween ABC rhyming picture book for kids. Ended up on the banned/challenged book list, but I’m really not quite sure why. I let my kids read it right after I did and they had a lot of fun with it.The pictures were actually the best part, they were beautiful color paintings.My favorite lines were also associated with the above picture, from ‘P for Pet’:…a pet that’s not the least bit vicious,yet finds the neighbors quite nutritious.

    Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    I am SO going to get this book for all my friends.Halloween ABC was banned for being frightening, violent, anti-Christian (supernatural themes), and generally unsuitable for children. This book and Spooky ABC are exactly the same, no wording changes. The newer one, Spooky ABC, is nicer with black backgrounds framing the pictures instead of light yellow and an afterward explaining how the book came to be.This may be a picture book but it was never intended for little kids. The word usage is way t [...]

    Rfrancik
    Need some creepy clever poetry to spice up your October read-alouds? Be sure to check out Halloween ABC.Originally published in 1987 as Halloween ABC this alphabet book re-released as Spooky ABC is best shared with the 4th-8th grade crowd as the images and language are most suited to this age group. There are illustrations to go with each creepy poem and the darkened color used throughout the volume provide a suitably spooky mood. Those who serve children with vision problems should be aware the [...]

    Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    I feel like this is one of those books in search of an audience, to some extent. I mean, it superficially seems like a book that you read to young children. But do you want to have to explain to a too-young-to-read child what a hangman is? Nice art though. I recommend checking out Spooky ABC, the updated version — it's got larger pictures and bright background colors which give it more visual pop.

    Michael
    This is a very atmospheric little book, with different spooky poems and pictures for each letter of the alphabet. The poems are quite clever; the rhyme schemes change as you read along, which is sometimes disorienting, but adds variety. My only reservation about this book is that some of the content seems more mature (various deaths, visits from Satan and fiends) whereas the alphabet theme seems to imply a younger audience. But I suppose the alphabet is ageless (as Sue Grafton has been proving f [...]

    Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    I feel like this is one of those books in search of an audience, to some extent. I mean, it superficially seems like a book that you read to young children. But do you want to have to explain to a too-young-to-read child what a hangman is? Nice art though. I recommend checking out Spooky ABC, the updated version — it's got larger pictures and bright background colors which give it more visual pop.

    Eden
    Originally published as Halloween ABC, this revised edition offers the same spooky poems and includes even than the original. Such as illustrations that weren't used in the original book.I liked this. The poetry was very good and creepy. This is definitely a fun book for Halloween.

    Kaitlyn
    I thought that this book was really cute. It is seen as controversial because it is deemed to be too scary for younger kids- such as kindergarteners and first graders- as well as being anti-Christian and unsuitable for kids. Many people wanted this book to be banned 'to protect children from harmful materials in public libraries'. While reading this book, I thought it was really fun and witty and well written. It is full of super fun poems with crazy good illustrations, and is a little bit spook [...]

    Zenida Gutierrez
    I can definitely see why this book is seen as controversial because it does have a lot of dark, and violent meanings throughout it. However, I think that it would be a fun and interesting book to share with older elementary school students (4th-5th graders) during the month of October.

    Amanda Mic Perkins
    Cute. A couple of genuinely intriguing poems, but mostly just cute and kiddy.

    Marta Michniewicz
    I am surprised at how this book perfectly matches my spooky mood evoked by current preparations to the American Gothic exam. :)To begin with, I am fascinated with the illustraions. They seem to be a mixture of Shaun Tan and Tim Burton in terms of the artistic style. The pictures in Spooky ABC are dominated by rather dark and grim colours. I liked how some colours, in particular green and brown, have this "rotten" shade to them, so that they introduce the atmosphere of decay and disintegration. I [...]

    Bailey Schmidt
    Initially I chose this book because it was an ABC book. I thought it would be an easy read for young children but quickly changed my mind. I wouldn't let younger children in on this book but older readers may enjoy the "spooky" and "horror" filled elements throughout. This is a perfect example of an ABC book which isn't just for young children but would be better for a higher level reader!

    Meghan Klyczek
    For my poetry book for this week of my LIS 510 class, I went with a Halloween book. It is October and I am huge holiday person, so I thought why not. "Halloween ABC" was just an absolutely adorable book. Because I am a holiday person, I thoroughly enjoyed flipping the pages through the alphabet and viewing what words were chosen for each letter. Each letter had a Halloween term along with a poem about that particular word. The poems were very short and extremely easy to read. I never once found [...]

    Marsha
    Sly, humorous and gently creepy, the poems Eve Merriam has crafted to illustrate the alphabet surprise, amuse and provoke thought with their decidedly unusual choices. I found myself taken aback by the frustration of “Key” and enjoying the enigma of “Mask”. I was touched by the unexpected sadness of “Jack O’Lantern”, amused by the rotundity of “Owl” (which repeats the O in its title throughout its poem and attendant illustration) and pleased by the sly alliteration found in “ [...]

    Agnes U
    At first I wasn’t really drawn in by this book as it wasn’t to my taste, yet when I opened it and started to browse it for some time I realized it’s quite interesting. I noted that this is the Halloween edition, thus we have the spooky and uncanny elements of horror. The pictures are done in oil paint and have this eerie effect of dulling out colors with only few bright elements for contrast. My favorite picture is the ‘house’ which is slanting and bending with fiery windows as its eye [...]

    Barry Asmaou
    In the book it goes over the alphabet in a Halloween context. I personally didn't like this book the images especially some were very disturbing for an 4 year old to read. The text was okay but some were over the top. The images has a huge role in the book visually showing what the text is saying. As I was reading I found some of these images out of 4-8 years level " demons diabolic demons dance in the dell, diabolic demons cast their spell" than on the side there are demons dancing, it kind of [...]

    Annie Jurevich
    This book follows the alphabet using Halloween as a backdrop. It uses dark, witty poetry to honor the scariest holiday. The images play a massive role in this book, being the subject of the poetry. They are actually quite frightening for even most adults so I don't understand how this was published for kids. I think if the poetry stood alone, the creepy concept would be very entertaining for (maybe) older kids. The pictures, though, really gave me the chills when I read this book, especially P f [...]

    Danielle Brill
    Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam is an alphabet book of poems. Each letter gets its own creepy and crawly poem about demons, murder, witches, and so much more. Each poem and letter has an equally creepy illustration accompanying it, always with dark halloween colors. I thought this was a very creative alphabet book but I would be careful of the age group it gets read to. One poem I found particularly graphic was for the letter I.Icicle“An icy stabbing so swiftly done, the victim scarcely felt it. [...]

    Emily
    I have mixed feelings about this book because there are some poems that I really liked and some that I didn't. I personally like shorter poems, like these, to rhyme because it creates a better flow. Many of the poems that I didn't like were fine, until, Merriam threw in a verse that didn't rhyme or didn't seem to fit well with the rest of the poem. It completely threw off my flow as I was reading, and as a result I had to go back and reread to make sense of the words. I didn't like having to do [...]

    Eric Summers
    I wanted to give this book 4 stars but it is obvious that the author was phoning it in on some of the entries in order to finish up the whole alphabet. With that being said, there are some pretty scary poems in here, and a few that might be considered controversial in the eyes of some parents, so I can see this book being tucked out of sight from mom and dad in the backpacks of 12 year old boys everywhere.Around Halloween time, a few selections might be fun for read-aloud, but overall the book i [...]

    David Turner
    A good alphabet book that has a different Halloween themed item for each letter of the alphabet. Another great book to read in October to take advantage of children's love of Halloween and getting them to read books about Halloween should be easy. This is definitely a lower level picture book because it is an alphabet book but it has great pictures to accompany every letter in the alphabet and you could spark a discussion about the thing the letter stands for like a ghost, or witch, or pumpkin.

    Mika Perez
    Halloween ABC was extremely spooky. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I really enjoyed the feeling of gloom and fall while reading it. Looking back now, I really don't know if this would be appropriate for children. Even the illustrations for the poems are creepy, and it makes me wonder if a child would scare too easily while reading it. It teaches new lessons on poetry and rhyme, but the content could be off putting to a younger audience.

    Mary
    I absolutely LOVE this book! It combines Halloween, poetry and the alphabet. Because of the subject matter of some of the poems, I would recommend this for ages 8 & up. It's a great book to use during October for Halloween or APril for Poetry Month. An easy writing activity for the children to do it as them to think of something that reminds them of Halloween and write a short poem about it. My favorite is Icicle!

    Nikki
    Remember picking this up one Halloween while in high school and reading through it several times. Definitely not a typical ABC book, that's for sure. Another of many books that I should try to retrieve from my mom's house and read again. Part of 'Mask' has always stuck with me over the years: "Guises, disguises, all kinds of surprises." Not sure what makes that snippet so special, but it's stuck now.

    Michael Koreis
    This is a great ABC book for older audiences because it is actually scary. I find it a tad bit graphic for younger audiences so I dont think that I would put it in my classroom but I would definitely recommend it for a scary halloween story. One thing that caught my eye was how good the illustrations were, yet they did not distract the reader from the reading at all.

    Molly
    I thought this would be great for Sam, since we're pretty into alphabet books. I think I read it to him through the letter F then stopped because it was just too creepy. I'm not sure if I'll get this again b/c by the time a kid's old enough to not be creeped out, he likely won't be into alphabet books anymore. Not sure what to rate it. I'm sure it's great, just not for us right now.

    Taylor Washington
    Summary: This book goes through the alphabet with a something associated with Halloween for each letter and a poem to match. Activity: Students will pick a letter and have to draw something associated with Halloween that starts with the letter they picked. Students will have to write a sentence, story, or poem to go along with their drawings.

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      Published :2018-08-14T16:44:34+00:00