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Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane and Illustrated by Jane Manning
Published by Harper Collins Childrens
Pages: 32
Ages: 3 to 7
Publishers Summmary:

Over in the forest Where the trees hide the sun Lived a big mommy monster And her little monster one.
“Scare!” said the mommy;
“I scare,” said the one.
So he scared and he scampered Where the trees hide the sun.

From monsters to ghosties to goblins, everyone’s favorite beasties haunt and howl and rattle their way through their forest home in this silly, spooky twist on the beloved nursery rhyme “Over in the Meadow.”

The Turkeybird and Littlebug Count it Out: BOO!!!
“Did we scare you? We hope so! We’ve been taking lessons from this little monster and his mom in the book and now we think we’re ready for trick or treating.”
Littlebug: “But I don’t have a costume yet!”
Turkeybird: “That’s okay, mom will make you something really neat. I think I’m going to pick the zombie from the book!”
Littlebug: “You can’t pick the zombie! That’s what you dressed up as last year! I like the mummy best of all in the book.”
Turkeybird: “Well, maybe I will pick the skeleton or the goblin, but I think you should be a witch. That would be perfect!”
Littlebug: “As long as I can be the number six witch! That’s what I want!”
Turkeybird and Littlebug: “We can’t wait for Halloween! Our mom said we could count all the fun spooky Halloween things in this book everyday until we go trick or treating and that’s the best part of Halloween. What are you going to be for Halloween? If you don’t know yet maybe you should get this book to find something! We love it!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Cackling, rattling and howling at the moon all of the spooky creatures in Little Goblins Ten are getting ready for the biggest day of the year, Halloween. From one to ten they count up until they’ve perfected their talent that will ensure their success on the big trick or treat day. With monsters & bats and ghosts & goblins each and every Halloween creature is practicing and waiting for their own chance at Halloween fun!”

“It should come as no surprise that one of the holidays I loved the most as a child was Halloween. With it’s costumes and of course, pillow cases full of candy, there was always something to look forward to. Now as a parent of two children who are suddenly getting very excited for this time of year, I’m feeling very nostalgic. Enough so that I may just have to grant Littlebug’s wish of a witch costume…especially if it’s one as cute as the witch’s in Little Goblins Ten.

“After a couple of readings of Little Goblins Ten the rhyming and sing-song sounds of the book came to life. Both Turkeybird and Littlebug can’t help but point to each of the creatures on the page and attach names of people they know to each one. Primarily because we each need a costume, so why not? And the illustrations are fantastic, so it’s easy to see how they would be drawn to each of the characters. Halloween can be a scary time for kids, but it’s nice to see a picture book with beautiful illustrations that are still a little spooky, but not frightening to young kiddos.

Little Goblins Ten was yet another Pamela Jane hit in our home and I’m positive it will continue to be. As both the Turkeybird and Littlebug get a little older it’s not only fun to see them excited about the upcoming holiday, but perhaps even more excited since they have begun to anticipate words and numbers in a book like Little Goblins Ten. The pattern established in the writing by Pamela Jane may be difficult for some at first to read aloud, but I promise that after two or three readings you won’t have any problem. You may even catch a child or two mouthing the words right along with you. This is the perfect book for the spooky Halloween season with little ones who look forward to not only the candy, but the chance to be excited about counting and cackling like a witch!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 7. Beautiful illustrations and delightful writing make this the perfect picture book pick for young readers who may also enjoy numbers as well.

Also, being that it’s getting close to that fantastically spooky time of year and we’re huge fans of Pamela Jane’s books be sure to also check out our review of A Vampire Is Coming to Dinner? as well as our 20 Question Interview with Pamela!

Find Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane and Illustrated by Jane Manning at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much to the publisher, Harper Collins Childrens, for providing a copy of this book for review and giveaway as part of TLC Book Tours! Connect with them on Twitter and on Facebook!
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As an added bonus the publisher, Harper Collins Childrens, has provided me with one copy of Little Goblins Ten to giveaway to one There’s A Book reader! Please fill out the form below and good luck!

8 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane

  1. June M. says:

    This is so cute. My nephews would love this. *fingers crossed*

  2. Beth Hoffman says:

    This sounds charming! What a great gift idea you’ve given me.

    Have a lovely week, Danielle!

  3. pabkins says:

    Oh so adorable! I love the books you feature – makes me so eager to have my baby! *course we’re still “trying”

  4. Celestine says:

    What a great gift idea you’ve given adorable! I love the books you feature – makes me so eager to have my baby!..I am sure my nephews will love this book..Thank for sharing this great idea..

  5. Yay! I’m glad this new Pamela Jane book was such a hit in your house!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  6. Pamela Jane says:

    Thank you all for your comments! It was a pleasure to write this book and I am thrilled with Jane Manning’s illustrations. Jane and I (that is Jane Manning and me, Pamela Jane) will be at Barnes & Noble in Whitehall PA signing books on October 29. I’m excited about that, and I can’t wait to see who wins the give-away!

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