Count up to ten and back again with this sweet and clever Halloween bedtime story starring your favorite monsters! Gliding through the moonlight come the monsters big and small, sliding up your stairway and oozing down your hall. They aren’t very scary, in fact they’re rather sweet. So snuggle into bed and let them whisper, “Trick or treat!”
I love words, the music they make, their personalities and scents and textures. Words are like Sendak’s Wild Things, each clamoring for their own Rumpus. I love creating stories by taming a few of those wild and wily words, and I love inspiring others to explore their own creativity. I’m author of the picture books, Halloween Good Night (Atheneum), Violet and the Woof (HarperCollins), and A Year With Mama Earth (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers).
You can find cyber-me on Instagram, Facebook, and on my website. The real me lives in rural Michigan with my husband, six children, two cats, and an ever-growing litter of dust bunnies. On any given day I might be spotted hiking to the mailbox, playing freeze-tag in the yard, or sneaking a handful of chocolate chips from the cupboard (my favorite treat!).
Ella Okstad loves to draw ghosts, vampires, humans, cats, and all sorts of creatures. She lives and works as an illustrator in Trondheim, Norway. When she’s not in her office creating scary, cute, or peculiar creatures for books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, and a cat.