Meowloween (Meowl-o-ween) (Hardcover)
It's Halloween night, also known as Meowl-o-ween! Cats are on the prowl, ready to give trick-or-treaters a fright. But one lost kitten is scared--will she find her way and join the fun?
On frightful, delightful Meowl-o-ween, cats slink by carved pumpkins and prepare to spook the trick-or-treaters parading the streets. But not all of the cats are enjoying the flashing lights and costumes. A lone kitten is overwhelmed by the crowds and doesn’t know which way to turn! This fresh Halloween tale is a rhyming read-aloud that shows even the smallest scaredy-cat can find the courage to overcome their fears and anxieties.
About the Author
Diane Muldrow is the former editorial director at Golden Books and the author of the bestselling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book series. She has written over 100 books for children, including We Planted a Tree, a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year.
Tiffany Chen is a self-taught, Seattle-based illustrator who enjoys drawing brave characters exploring the big wide world.
"From the cover image of a rooftop-leaping kitty’s shadowy silhouette, it’s clear that Halloween has gone to the cats in this celebration of trick-or-treat and felinekind. Muldrow builds a bit of gentle suspense with rhyming text...Chen gets the clowder’s postures and behaviors just right, creating cat-tastically crowded, digitally rendered interspecies scenes of friends having a joyful, treat-filled time. Fun for cat lovers and Halloween fans alike."—Publishers Weekly
"Muldrow’s rhyming romp is a fine feline addition to libraries with large Halloween collections or as a gift for a favorite kitty collector. Chen’s digitally created illustrations in a colorful palette feature bright-eyed pussycats and exuberant treat-seekers enjoying a slightly spooky Halloween. A seasonal story with nary a scare, suitable for tiny tot cat fans." —Kirkus Reviews
"This tale will inspire preschoolers to overcome their own fears. It contains a message of the importance of family, community, friendship, and fun. The use of wordplay and made-up words adds to the whimsical element of the narrative, engaging young readers and tickling their sense of humor. Cheery digitally rendered illustrations bring the Halloween scenes to life, depicting lively costumed children visiting welcoming houses adorned with festive decorations. This delightful Halloween adventure is ideal for a quick holiday story time session." —School Library Journal