Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Halloween Monsters: A Guide of Spooky Facts and Faces by Eric Guth - Book Review


Synopsis
Spooky. Informative. Fun. Learn the facts and origins of famous Halloween Monsters. Each creature is formed with the objects that best represent what defines them. Mummies, Vampire, Witches and many more classic haunting characters. Discover over 10 of the most iconic, scary creatures that have been featured in books, movies, as decorations and costumes for decades. An enjoyable experience for both kids and parents.

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My Review

Halloween Monsters: A Guide of Spooky Facts and Faces is a cute book geared towards older young readers (I'd say between 8-13 years). It's a relatively straightforward book filled with fun facts about the most common monsters seen at Halloween time (and in scary movies and books). There's vampires and werewolves, witches and ghosts. A lot of the facts are things some readers might already know, but there are a few that were new even to me. I liked that the birthplace of each monster was listed. Vampires started in Romania; zombies started in Haiti; mummies started in Egypt. There are definitely some intriguing and educational tidbits included in each section.
There are also facts about common creatures that are deemed spooky or Halloween-ish, like crows, spiders, and black cats.
The illustrations are pretty basic, looking like they're mostly clip art copied and pasted into Paint, but they work for the theme of each monster. The one unique thing I liked was, after each collection of facts, there's a picture of the monster, but it's made out of other photos. There's the general silhouette of the monster, but the face is made from items surrounding that monster (like silver bullet teeth for the werewolf). That was a nice touch.
Overall, Halloween Monsters is a neat little guide full of fun facts about spooky creatures. Fans of Halloween will enjoy this book.
4 stars! 

Author Bio
I am an aspiring author with my first book going live in August 2020. I hope to create children's book on topics that are loved by kids with information that can be enjoyed by both kids and parents.

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