Like so many children, mine loves books. We often read the same book over and over and over until I’m ready to hide it under the couch never to be seen again. One of our family’s most loved books is “10 Trick-or-Treaters” by Janet Schulman. The book was gifted to us last year and endured through the non-Halloween season as a go-to read. It is one of the few books in Ava’s collection that I don’t cringe when I see it coming, although I can honestly recite the entire thing from memory.
I didn’t do a good job showing it in the photos below, but the premise is 10 trick-or-treaters being scared away one by one throughout Halloween night. I credit its longevity to the fun, sing-song story lines and the whimsical, colorful illustrations. Ava will sit and point at the objects in the books for an hour asking, “Dat? Dat?” as we repeat every piece of the page back to her. It has taught her, among other things, to recognize the moon, school bus, bats, balloons, and has single-handedly aided her current obsession with pumpkins. I think the book could easily hold the interest of a three or four year old and it gets a five-star recommendation from me (and everyone on Amazon). It is a great addition to your collection, even if Halloween has passed!