We've been here before.
Under the Halloween-inspired moonlight.
This time, no moaning and groaning about nightmare visits by zombies, crickets, or otherwise... though I make no promises about dinner guests.
That's because Rebecca Colby is here with a few guests of her own.
|"What's for dinner?" by Astera-T|
Be careful on Halloween night,
or vampires might give you a fright.
They gather in gangs,
with razor-sharp fangs,
just waiting for necks they can bite!
© 2015 Rebecca Colby. All rights reserved.
And Rebecca should know, because she has a fun picture book out this year with illustrator Steven Henry called It's Raining Bats & Frogs (Feiwel and Friends, 2015).
Rest assured, the bats in this story are relatively harmless. Just look at the adorable front cover!
Here's the synopsis from Amazon.com:
A little witch named Delia has been looking forward all year to flying in the annual Witch Parade. When the rumors of rain come true and the other witches start complaining, Delia takes action. Using her best magic, Delia changes the rain to cats and dogs. At first this goes over quite well, but she quickly realizes the animals cause a few issues. She must change the rain again! This time to hats and clogs. And finally, she tries bats and frogs. But each new type of rain brings its own set of problems. How will Delia save the day?
You, too, can save the day by sharing this delightful picture book with all the little trick-or-treaters in your life!
And speaking of treats... Gayle Krause is interviewing main character Delia Witch (and her author, Rebecca) today at The Storyteller's Scroll.
Many thanks to Rebecca for brewing up some storytelling magic for Limerick Alley!
Before writing for children, Rebecca inspected pantyhose, taught English in Taiwan, worked for a Russian comedian, and traveled the world as a tour director. Learn more about Rebecca and her books (including free teacher's resource guides) at www.rebeccacolbybooks.com.
I'm looking for a few more to share as daily ditties. Marcus has challenged us to write love poems this month– about relationships that seem unrequited, but which end up being requited after all. Click HERE for more details. Featured this week were poems by Tabatha Yeatts and Jessica Bigi.
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has today's Poetry Friday roundup at The Poem Farm.