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Fright Night Flight: 02/06/09
I've mentioned before that my children love monsters, especially those associated with Halloween. Both will happily wear Halloween shirts year round if given the chance. With that passion for monsters, ghosts, witches and other things that go bump in the night, we have collected quite a number of Halloween books. Fright Night Flight by Laura Krauss Melmed is our latest addition to the collection.
Laura Melmed's cumulative rhyming scheme and Henry Cole's colorful illustrations bring this story of a witch and her friends riding a broomstick to a Halloween part to life. Her broomstick is no ordinary one; it's jet fueled and it's long enough to fit all of a witch's friends.
The story includes a trip to Egypt to pick up a mummy, a trip to a haunted house, a trip to a castle to pick up a vampire and a few other creepy places. My kids like seeing how crowded the broom gets and they are reminded of the Backyardigans episode "Scared of You." An added bonus from Harriet's point of view is the witch's cat who doesn't take kindly to having all these other montsers sharing the broomstick.