This Halloween picture book can be read any time of the year because it’s not just about Halloween. It reminds us that we already have everything we need to be happy in life, if we decide to notice it.
In the story, a lonely haunted house doesn’t want to be lonely anymore. She misses people and fun, so she decides to throw a party to bring everyone back. Just when she thinks her plan has gone horribly wrong, she looks around to see her wildest dreams have actually come true.
This book answers the question, “What would your day be like if you woke up tomorrow and were suddenly a polar bear?”
I wanted kids to feel like they were walking in the shoes of a polar bear, so to speak. (Side note: Who else would really like to see a polar bear in shoes? I picture Birkenstocks.) Anyway, my hope is that by taking on that perspective, it will help kids gain empathy for animals and to realize on a deeper level that we’re all connected. It also shows our differences and similarities in a kind of fun way.
The North Pole is set to record a new song to show the world the Christmas spirit, and everything needs to be perfect. There’s only one problem. And it’s a very loud and impossible-to-ignore one.
What do you do when reindeer sing off key? Find out in this fun story that shows the true meaning of Christmas can usually be found when you stop listening with only your ears.