From spiders to mummies to the elusive Boogeyman, these pages hold a
little bit of everything creepy, crawly, and just plain spooky. With a
pinch of terror and a dash of humor, readers will be cast into a shadowy
world, where creatures lurk and nightmares dwell. Surprises abound on
every page, waiting to pull in readers...sometimes literally...
Publishers Weekly: "Readers should be prepared to shiver and shake through these 44
poems about ghosts, gargoyles, and more...Whether it’s Halloween or not, this creepy collection
will please readers with a taste for the supernatural."
Horn Book: "This compilation of new poems covers scary as well as silly Halloween
territory. For every truly chilling ghost train, there's a witch's
shopping list or a monster that turns out to be the speaker's own
reflection. Easily flowing meter in most of the pieces makes for smooth
read-alouds. Black-and-white ink illustrations are appropriately spooky."
Library Media Connection: "Students will be drawn in by the poems'
accompanying black and white illustrations. The rhyming does not feel
forced, and the poets use strong, descriptive language to tell their
spooky tales. Poems such as "Bedtime Story," "Witch's Shopping List,"
and "Spooky Jack" are sure to be winners with boys and girls alike.
An Eyeball In My Garden: And Other Spine-Tingling Poems