Clatter Bash: At Dusk on the holiday known as Day of the Dead , a Mexican family has set out fiesta offerings in the graveyard in hopes that departed loved ones may return to visit. The playful skeletons rise from their graves to celebrate with gusto. All night long, they sing, dance, dine, tell stories, and play games. As morning approaches, they give thanks to the stars for their night of fun, tidy up after themselves, and leave no trace of their “clatter bash” behind as they return to their coffins until next year’s Day of the Dead.
Thirteen Monsters Who Should Be Avoided: COME ALONG WITH Professor LeGrand as he warns readers about the outrageous habits and appalling behavior of thirteen mischievous monsters whom the creature teacher hopes the readers never have to meet. There’s the…
- Scarce Sissyfoos: they live in dark wells by old country roads and dine on wet sneakers and unluck toads;
- Mess Monsters: they should not be let in in; they’ll paint pudding pie murals depicting a pig, stick bubble-gum wads in your aunt’s silver wig, cut paper dolls out of your dinosaur poster, and pour maple syrup into the toaster.
- Hedge-Standing Snit: be extremely careful while clipping your hedges–don’t snip a Snit’s hair with your clipper edges, for a fit-throwing Snit can be greatly unkind, and won’t be content until he’s bit your behind!
Trick or Treat on Monster Street: A boy’s dread of things that go bump in the night fills his head with monstrous thoughts. So when he is separated from his older brothers on Halloween night and finds himself alone on Monster Street, he fears the worst!
Lightning flashes. Bats flap overhead. Doors squeak open. Hairy arms and tentacles drop spiders into his sack. The boy is relieved when he finally meets up with another trick-or-treater. That is, until his new friend removes his mask…