BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Scarecrow Magic by Ed Masessa

TITLE: Scarecrow Magic

AUTHOR: Ed Masessa

ILLUSTRATOR: Matt Myers

PUBLISHER: Orchard Books, 2015

SYNOPSIS: Scarecrow plays by the light of the moon. He jumps rope and dances and belts out a tune. Ghoulies and ghosties have fun through the night. Then as the sun rises, they scurry from sight. As night time falls and the moon appears, magic is building in the air. The time has finally come, and Scarecrow is ready to play. Slowly, all his friends start to arrive and they all have a good time. But soon, playtime is over and the sun starts to rise. Back at his post, Scarecrow bids his friends good night as he thinks of the next time the moon will rise and the magic will return. SCARECROW MAGIC is spooky fun that’s just perfect for Halloween!

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I can feel it in the air…Fall is on the way and anyone who knows me, KNOWS I love the Fall! Cooler temperatures, cloudy rainy days, and of course, Fall is the gateway to the holidays! Illustrator Matt Myers creates stunning illustrations to breathe life into cornfield scarecrow, turning him into a romping, stomping skeleton. Author Ed Masessa creates a whimsical Halloween story, full of fun rhyme and lyrical images that will engage young readers all around the world! A great addition to any library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****

RATING SYSTEM:

1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



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Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.

***Ebook Pre-orders happening now and paperback edition releasing August 2nd!***

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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