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*Halloween Kittens: A lift-the-flap book* by Maggie Kneen

Also illustrated by Maggie Kneen:

Thimbleberry Stories
Halloween Kittens: A lift-the-flap book
by Maggie Kneen
ages 0-4 20 pages Chronicle Books August 2004 Hardcover    

Young children who might be scared of Halloween will find much to delight in when they read The Halloween Kittens, a gorgeously illustrated rhyming tale of two mischievous kittens preparing for a very special night.

Illustrator Maggie Kneen inspires awe with her finely-detailed line illustrations that add so much texture to the cute and colorful characters. Trick and Treat, the two Halloween kittens, come to precious life as they get ready for a night of partying. But try as they might, they canít seem to stay out of trouble, as their flustered parents discover, and when the party time finally rolls around, Trick and Treat are nowhere to be found!

With lift-up flaps and sparkling surprises underneath, kids will love seeing just what kind of mischief these two feisty felines get into as their parents try to put up decorations, get costumes ready, and prepare their home for Halloween guests. The text is simple and has a sing-song rhythm, and on each page, children can look for a little grey mouse that hides in all kinds of crazy places.

The Halloween Kittens appeals to younger children who will no doubt come to love the whole concept of Halloween, once they see it through the eyes of Trick and Treat. This is a beautifully illustrated yet whimsical and fun book that will surely become a Halloween holiday classic.

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