by Linda Williams
illustrated by Megan Lloyd
A little old woman, who wasn't afraid of anything, certainly wasn't about to let a dark walk home scare her. However, along the way she is approached by a pair of pants (who go 'wiggle, wiggle'), a shirt ('shake, shake'), gloves ('clap, clap'), and more articles of clothing, plus a giant pumpkin head that prove the little old lady is afraid of something. In the end, the little old woman proves she really isn't scared easily, and it turns out for the best for everyone.
We love this book! Not at all a scary book, and our little ones quickly picked up on doing actions for the 'wiggle,wiggle' or the 'shake, shake' involved in the story.
Fun Enrichment: Perform a Reader's Theater for this book! Perfect for if your family holds a Family Night, or a great way to start one! There's no need for props or anything but the script and your imaginations, so preparation is a snap. I like this one, taken from a first grade teacher's website. Of course, unless you have 10 family members, you may have to rearrange the parts a little.
October isn't long enough? Here are more enjoyable books with a little spookiness to them.