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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
On That Night Called Halloween by Kris Knight is a collection of poems for kids that revolve around the theme of Halloween. The poems are funny and full of whimsy. The stories told through these poems are cute and they are perfect for a child to hear or read. The rhyming poems flow smoothly and the poems reflect on what will happen on Halloween night. Will the monster eat all the school supplies? The pumpkin's tale and the honor of being a pumpkin at Halloween, the battle between the vampire and the mosquito, the man-eating plant and many other poems are hilarious and lighthearted and will enchant kids.
All the poems are captivating, original and funny. They capture the essence of Halloween beautifully. The amusing illustrations at the beginning and end of the poems enhance the humor further. The poem 'Count Dracula' introduces kids to the story of Dracula in a good way. 'Apple Bobbing' will put a smile on kids' faces, especially when they read the last line. The book closes with Halloween coming to an end. It is a perfect book to introduce kids to poetry. The poems are simple, funny, and light. Parents, teachers and educators can use this book to show kids how poems can be written. The rhymes flow naturally and they don't sound forced at all. It is a good collection of poems that will tell children about everything associated with Halloween.