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Just Say Boo!

Written by Susan Hood & illustrated by Jed Henry
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If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say? “Boo!” of course! In this charmingly spooky story by Susan Hood, little trick-or-treaters learn just what to say in every Halloween situation. From rattling bones to ghostly footsteps, Susan captures all the best scares of the season—and teaches just the right way to dispel fears in favor of fun. Jed Henry’s lustrous watercolors add the perfect crisp chill to this fall-weather story. For if a skeleton groans as she rattles her bones, what do you say?

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

The watercolor illustrations in this book are gorgeous, and it gives kids a coping mechanism for what to do if they’re scared on Halloween… just say “Boo!” I like that the illustrations switch back and forth between the scarier version of the children’s first perception and what they discover the reality to be as they face their fears and that the siblings all stick together and help each other out.

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Who Wrote Just Say Boo!

Susan Hood

Susan Hood has written more than 200 picture books. She has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and her book Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster won the 2013 International Latino Award and was selected for the Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended List. The Tooth Mouse was named a 2013 Best Book of the Year by Bank Street and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Prior to becoming an author, Susan was a children’s magazine editor at Scholastic and Instructor Magazine, a book editor at Sesame Workshop, and the Children’s Content Director of Nick Jr. Magazine. Ada’s Violin is her latest nonfiction picture book and Lifeboat 12 is her first novel in verse.

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Who Illustrated Just Say Boo!

Jed Henry

Jed Henry is an animator and artist. He has previously illustrated Pick a Pup by Marsha Wilson Chall and Can’t Wait Till Christmas by Mike Huckabee. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and daughter.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
July 24, 2012
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