Laura Gehl

Peep and Egg

I'm Not Trick-or-Treating

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2016

New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Children's LiteratureNew Books Network September 12, 2016 Susan Raab

Peep cant wait for Halloween to start, but younger Egg has a long list of reasons to wish it would not. In a scene...

Peep cant wait for Halloween to start, but younger Egg has a long list of reasons to wish it would not. In a scene familiar to many families, the prospect of trick-or-treating conjures fun costumes and candy and games for many kids — but others are haunted by scary images of vampires, mummies, witches and ghosts, real or imagined. Peep and Egg, two delightful sibling characters introduced in Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching, return in Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick-or-Treating (Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016) , a hilarious, endearing new read-aloud book for young children, written by Laura Gehl and Illustrated by Joyce Wan. As Laura Gehl tells us, it’s a book that may help take the fright right out of Halloween for young children.


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