Here is a SPOOKTACULAR Picture Book! Halloween Sleepwalker by Thomas Freese

29 Oct

halloweensleepHalloween Sleepwalker

Written by Thomas Freese

Illustrated by Fran Riddell

64 pages – ages 6+

Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. on September 28, 2013

Eight year-old Shelby Sherman Sanford was just a normal kid. He and his normal family sat around eating normal popcorn on Halloween night. They talked about all the things that scare them about Halloween. Dad was afraid of  Jack-o-lanterns, Mom was afraid of ghosts, Penny (his sister) was afraid of witches (real ones not  fake ones). Shelby couldn’t think of one thing he was scared of. In fact, Shelby wanted to go for a walk outside Halloween night. But Shelby’s parents wouldn’t let him. That night, Shelby had a fantastic Halloween dream. He walked out of the house and met witches and ghosts and had a wonderful adventure. In the morning Shelby told his family about the awesome things he saw, but it was only a dream… or was it?

The plot of this picture book is very unique. The story is very fun to read. I think the illustrations are very well done, and I like the collage-like feeling to it. They really pull you into the adventure in the book. I especially like Shelby’s glasses. I really enjoy the part where the family shares their fears. That was a nice touch. The book is more of a story book than a picture book because there are a lot of word on a page. I can see this being a great book for a family to read together or an older kids to read alone. I think it would make a nice bed-time story too. The mysterious ending of the book is really fun.

I give this book 4 out of 5 bookworms!fourbooks

14 Responses to “Here is a SPOOKTACULAR Picture Book! Halloween Sleepwalker by Thomas Freese”

  1. Patricia Tilton October 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    FUn Read. You’re piling on the points I see! Don’t break my bank.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 30, 2013 at 6:23 am #

      This is a fun read! Only one more Reading for Renn day to go for me! Don’t worry I will try to keep it under 1000 points! 😉


  2. Susanna Leonard Hill October 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    This sounds like a fun book, Erik. And sleepwalking can be pretty spooky. Have you ever seen anyone do it? My oldest daughter used to when she was younger and man-oh-man it was creepy!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 30, 2013 at 6:22 am #

      I haven’t seen anyone do it, but my Dad used to. My mom said he’d even try to go out of the house! The story is a fun story Ms. Hill! Check it out! 🙂


  3. Genevieve Petrillo October 29, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    I’m afraid of jack-o-lanterns, too. Those guys are freaky.

    Love and licks,


  4. readingwithrhythm October 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Hmmm. Sleepwalking. The Mom Person says I do a lot of sleepwalking but I don’t actually go anywhere. I don’t know what she means by that. The book sounds pretty cool. Looks like he’s sleepwalking on a broom. I like collage kinds of pictures.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 30, 2013 at 6:20 am #

      I’ve seen dogs sleepwalk Rhythm. They kind of lie there with their legs going. 😉 The pictures are really great in this book!


  5. rnewman504 October 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Sounds like a very cute book. Although at 64 pages, I can see why you have a hard time calling it a picture book.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 30, 2013 at 6:19 am #

      I think it is more of a story book – like a long fairy-tale type. It is a fun story. I think it is a great bed-time story for Halloween time!


  6. Barbara October 30, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Another must-have! Thanks, Erik.
    Be sure to stop by my blog for my birthday giveaway. Just follow me on blogLovin for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate


  7. Myra GB November 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I love collage artwork. The book cover suggests that kind of artistic style, and it caught my eye. This would have been perfect for our current theme. Looks really nice.


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