A Teeny Tiny Halloween by Lauren L Wohl ill by Henry Cole
A Teeny Tiny Halloween cover art features a view of a charming little house, overwhelmed with autumn leaves. Comparing the size of the leaves with the size of the house informs the reader that this is indeed a very small house. As darkness falls and leaves begin to blanket the house, the teeny tiny woman living inside begins to be fearful and cries out, "Oh, who will save me?" An oil lamp illuminates her face, revealing her rising terror as her cries for help go unheeded.
What to do? This resourceful woman tries making noise with various kitchen utensils. These baking implements give her an idea and she formulates a plan to attract rescuers.
Help comes in the form of a cat, a ghost, and a witch who get to work, removing the mountain of leaves and uncovering the source of the delicious aroma wafting from inside the house.
Wahl's use of expressive language begs to be read aloud.
The cat kicks away dry leaves: crackle crackle.
The witch sweeps leaves with her broom: swoosh, swish.
The ghost fans leaves away with billowing sleeves: whooooo, whoooo.
Text size and placement enhance the storytelling experience.
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