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Skeleton for dinner, Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Will Terry

Label
Skeleton for dinner
Title
Skeleton for dinner
Statement of responsibility
Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Will Terry
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew and want to invite their friends to eat with them, but Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu and takes off to warn Ghost and Ghoul, who hide with him in the haunted forest
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Skeleton misunderstands when he overhears Big Witch tell Little Witch, “We must have Skeleton for dinner!” Convinced he’s on the menu, he runs away, and he warns Ghost and Ghoul that they, too, are in danger. How will Little Witch find them and invite them to enjoy dinner? Cuyler’s brief text is lively and filled with sound effects, while Terry’s dark, Halloween-themed art is balanced by bright colors and decidedly unspooky characters to reassure young readers and listeners. Youngsters will know that Big Witch and Little Witch just want to invite their friends over for dinner, and they will enjoy seeing Skeleton and the others getting scared because of a mistake. This book is made for reading aloud and will be a great addition to a library’s Halloween collection, but it’s also a fun title that children will enjoy at any time of the year. -- Kan, Kat (Reviewed 10-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 110, number 3, p102)
  • Bathed in a spooky graveyard glow, Big Witch and Little Witch brew a stew and prepare a list of the guests to invite for dinner. What follows is a kind of Halloween version of Chicken Little, as timid Skeleton misunderstands, believing he’s an ingredient, not a guest. He dashes off to warn two friends—Ghost, a wispy girl, and Ghoul, who resembles Quasimodo. It’s a familiar joke, but Terry’s illustrations give the cast of characters distinctive looks and personalities (they almost resemble rubbery toys). Despite the threat of death by cauldron, neither contributor lets things get too frightening as the story works its way to a happy ending for all. Ages 3–5. Author’s agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed July 22, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 29, p)
  • Mother and daughter witch want to have skeleton for dinner. Is he on the menu or intended to be a guest? Big Witch and Little Witch are proud of their yummy stew full of delightfully disgusting ingredients, such as "shark fins and snake skins, spider silk and centaur's milk, catfish whiskers and banshee blisters." Little Witch makes a list of the friends she wants to invite for dinner. She writes "Dinner" at the top, with Ghost, Ghoul and Skeleton below it and tacks it to a tree. When Skeleton reads it, he flies into a panic. Veteran Cuyler keeps the text flowing and sets a just-right pace for reading aloud. Poor Skeleton "rat-a-bat-tat[s] down the hill… / and jingle-jangle[s]" off to warn first Ghost and then Ghoul about what he fears the witches are planning. Terry chooses deep blue-greens and dark craggy trees to create the nightscape. Skeleton's cool white and Ghost's translucent wash of white make them glow on the page, whereas the warmer tones used for Ghoul and the bright green of Little Witch provide refreshing contrast. When Little Witch fails to find her friends to tell them about the dinner party, her despair sends Crow flying to the rescue. A poison-ivy bouquet, full bowls of stew and happy friends bring the story to a satisfying close. Make sure to tuck in to this delicious tale. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217842
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cuyler, Margery
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.C997
LC item number
Sj 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Terry, Will
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miscommunication
  • Fear
  • Skeleton
  • Witches
  • Miscommunication
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
preschool
Label
Skeleton for dinner, Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Will Terry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807573983
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013030809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829989729
  • (OCoLC)ocn829989729
  • 322319
Label
Skeleton for dinner, Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Will Terry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807573983
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013030809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829989729
  • (OCoLC)ocn829989729
  • 322319

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