Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party. The trouble is he keeps stumbling, tumbling and falling apart. With perseverance and a little help from friends like Witch, Mummy, and Frankenstein, Skeleton gets up and grooves again. Written in rhyme with a hip-hop beat.
Wearing a jack-o’-lantern-print shirt and a mile-wide smile, Skeleton is finger-snapping and toe-tip-tapping his way to Ghost’s Halloween party, but keeps tripping over things and falling all to pieces (“Bones scatter! What a clatter! Spine is broken like a ladder!”). Never fear, with the help of rubber bands, tape, twine, and finally Ghoul Glue (gently applied by a skeleton guest), he is back in jump-and-jive form just in time for the dance contest. Buoyant artwork accompanies the rollicking verses of this crowd-pleaser. --Joy Fleishacker, School Library Journal
This toe-tapping, bone-cracking,
jive-happening book is a great way to celebrate Halloween and/or dancing.
Gunnufson uses a finger-snapping rhyme as she relates a skeleton's journey
(along with his smiling monster friends) from home via bus to shops and then
line dancing his way to a big Halloween party to participate in a dance contest…This
fun-to-read dance of words is sure to be popular at storytime and at home. —Catherine Callegari, School Library Journal