Kids Learn Shivery Shades of Halloween

by RuthCox

Rich in colorful words and illustrations, SHIVERY SHADES OF HALLOWEEN: A Spooky Book of Colors is an oh-so-delightful learning book for kids.

In the reading of the book Shivery Shades of Halloween, by Mary McKenna Siddals, children will learn the not-so-frightful spooky spectrum of the color wheel.

While black and orange are most often used as the decorative colors of Halloween, nature and its seasonal fare offers up an array of colorful hues from which to choose to decorate our homes and costume ourselves in the spirit of the ghosts and goblins of the holiday.

What could be more delightful than to teach children shades of color through book illustrations and a rhythmic story of Halloween? Not a thing!

What Color is Halloween?

Shades of Orange, Red, Black, Brown, Yellow, Blue, Gray, White, Purple, and Green

Captivated by the colorful pages and words of rhyme, toddlers will burst into fits of giggles of delight as they follow the little monster from one color to the next. Imaginations of preschoolers are sure to run wild, so you may want to have a box of crayons and a roll of drawing paper on hand so the children can draw SPOOKtacular pictures of their own after the reading of Shivery Shades of Halloween.

Art Supplies for Little Fingers of Readers

A Roll of White Paper and Triangular Crayons
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Shivery Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors

Illustrated by Jimmy Pickering and Published by Random House Children's Books
Shivery Shades of Halloween


Colorful Card for You

Oh yes, reading Shivery Shades of Halloween with you became the inspiration for me to create something new!

Holiday postcards are a lot of fun to send, with colorful words drawn from beginning to end. But of course, mine are not nearly as fun as those in Siddals' Halloween book for kids.

Mary McKenna Siddals is also the author of Compost Stew, an alphabet book for kids.

Yes, you and your children simply must read it and learn the ABC's of composting, too.

Beware, for if you don't—Halloween witch may very well be stewing you!

Compost Stew

An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
Compost Stew

My Book Review of Compost Stew

by Mary McKenna Siddals
Compost Stew, an alphabet book for children, shows readers how to cook up a healthy recipe for the environment in a most delightful way.

Five Smile Rave Review

by Ambassador Sally of Ruthi Reads Books For Kids

Ambassador Sally of Ruthi Reads Books For Kids Ambassador Sally of Ruthi Reads Books For Kids

Ambassador Sally says, "Five FANGtastic smiles for Shivery Shades of Halloween!"

Sally sat outside under the shade of the fig tree as I read Siddals' SPOOKtacular Halloween book with her. I do declare, I heard Sally giggle with glee. I swear!

Now, as much as I would love to keep this book in my collection on the book shelf along with others by Mary McKenna Siddals... Well, I love my grandson Liam more. And being that he just this month turned four... Shivery Shades of Halloween is on its way to Liam in his happy birthday box from his Grandma Ruthi!

Updated: 10/21/2014, RuthCox
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RuthCox on 01/15/2015

Shivery Shades of Halloween is splendid fun for kids, Sandyspider.

sandyspider on 01/15/2015

This all looks fun for children.

deelo on 10/26/2014

Wonderful post!

RuthCox on 10/23/2014

The perfect combination for a children's book for Halloween, Marsha.

Marsha Cooper on 10/23/2014

Sounds a really cute and entertaining book.

RuthCox on 10/22/2014

It is a delightful book for kids, Jasmine Ann, filled with fun and learning--the perfect combination of reading.

Raintree on 10/22/2014

Wow this sounds wonderful for kids! Fun and learning.

RuthCox on 10/22/2014

Not too scary at all, Peggy! This book is definitely a winner for kids, Coletta.

ColettaTeske on 10/22/2014

It sure is good to see Sally's smiling face behind your Books for Kids. This one sounds like another winner. Great job, Ruthi!

PeggyHazelwood on 10/22/2014

This sounds like a great Halloween book for young kids. Not too scary!

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