Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson
The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster
Every Halloween, the six Herdman kids steal candy, spray-paint other kids, and take everything that isn't nailed down. And this year promises to be the same, until the Mayor decides to up and cancel Halloween. True, that means there'd be no Herdman trouble to contend with, but that also means no candy, no costumes, and no trick-or-treating! Is it possible that the Herdmans themselves could make what looks like a horrible Halloween into the best one ever?
From Heather: I was excited to pick up a copy of this book, and right before Halloween! I love the Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by the same author. It's one of my favorite Christmas books to read. This one I didn't love quite as much. Oh, it still had the Herdmans and all of the craziness that goes with them. And it was fun to watch the kids get ready for Halloween. The writing is great and the word choice is fun. It just wasn't quite as magical as the Christmas one was. And maybe it's because Christmas is a lot more magical than Halloween, I'm not sure. I can see my girls and I reading this book out loud before bed and loving every minute of it. And it will be a great practice for when we read The Best Christmas Pageant ever in a couple months!