Earlier this month a third grade teacher asked me if I knew of any Halloween books she could read out loud to her class.
I drew a blank. “Um…I’ll get back to you on that one.”
Turns out I had what this teacher needed in my to-be-read pile.
I rarely feature anything other than middle grade but with today’s selection, maybe I should change my site name to ALMOST ALWAYS in the MIDDLE.
BOBS AND TWEETS TRICK OR TWEET is the third in a series that began with MEET THE BOBS AND TWEETS and followed up with BOBS AND TWEETS—Perfect Pet Show.
I’d never heard of the author’s name, Pepper Springfield, and once I found her website it said she was “A Children’s Author In Disguise.” Turns out she is none other than Judy Newman, the head of Scholastic Reading Club. Judy kept her real identity a secret until last year when she explained why in a Publisher’s Weekly article. Her trip to the other side of the publishing desk was an interesting journey.
Anyway, back to the real purpose here. The Bobs and Tweets series follows two very different families (the sloppy Bobs and the neat Tweets). A rhyming narrative is accompanied by fun, full color illustrations. Here’s the scoop on book #3:
Lou Tweet and Dean Bob can’t wait to go trick-or-treating on Bonefish Street on Halloween. This year, they’re entering the Best Halloween Block contest, which means they need to visit every house and mark down each delicious treat that they receive.
But with spooky houses, a power outage, and another big Tweets and Bobs family feud, will Lou and Dean be able to accomplish their task and win the contest? Find out in another spooky installment of Bobs and Tweets, this time with funhouses, new friends, and lots and lots of candy!
This third book in the Bobs and Tweets series is filled with full-color illustrations and high-interest rhymes that’s just right for reluctant readers. It’s Dr. Seuss meets Captain Underpants wrapped into one zany Halloween adventure! So go ahead, read and laugh and trick-or-treat with the Bobs and Tweets!
You’ll smile as you read the quick story. Despite the differences in these two families, the theme of cooperation and friendship takes center stage. Those emerging readers who are not ready for the more challenging world of chapter books or middle grade, now have a great source to bridge the gap. It will be the perfect selection for my teacher friend or anyone else seeking a Halloween story. I may have to stop by her class and listen to the rhyme.
Happy Halloween! Only 34 days to find my costume and I just might go as one of the Bobs or Tweets!
You must love Halloween! This does sound like a crazy-fun Halloween read for a classroom. Thanks for sharing.
I think this is a fun book for those reluctant readers in the earliest middle-grades. We need transition books for those. This is a good one. Thanks for the post.