Monday, October 21, 2013

Skeleton For Dinner by Margery Cuyler...Review & FLASH Giveaway!

My three children are beyond excited for Halloween.  We have been talking costumes, candy, trick or treating and reading some fun books about the  holiday.  A new favorite book in our home is Skeleton for Dinner by Margery Cuyler.  Here is the scoop...


Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew, and now they want to have their friends for dinner! But when Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu, he takes off running, and soon Ghost and Ghoul join him too! But poor Little Witch has no idea there’s a misunderstanding. Luckily there’s one creature in the haunted forest who can help everyone figure it all out. This spooky and silly read-aloud is just right for Halloween.


What fun we have had reading this book!  The cast of characters are just spooky enough to be exciting without truly scaring little listeners.  The story line had all three of my children laughing and wondering how poor Skeleton, Ghost and Ghoul would figure out what the Witches really wanted them for!  The illustrations where spooky in a fun way and brought the story to life.  As a parent, I really appreciated a Halloween themed books that did not come across as too scary AND discussed how things can appear scary when in fact they really aren't.  This is a delightful book to introduce children to Halloween fun.

This is a book we have read again and again in anticipation of Halloween and I am betting that once our Halloween decorations come down, this book will remain on our shelf for year round reading!  You can pick up your copy today on Amazon....

 I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company, is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Skeleton for Dinner! Thanks so much to the sponsor and be sure to get those entries in fast...this is a FLASH giveaway and ends soon.! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

72 comments:

Becca Wilson said...

I loved when I was Shirley Temple when I was little :)

Shelley P said...

As a child I had a black cat costume that I loved.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

Growing up my mom dressed me as a princess in a dress that had been my grandmother's complete with petticoats and corset. I loved it.

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♥Heather♥ said...

I remember that I was Rainbow Brite and it was my favorite costume!

tarossjordan said...

I love to see all my grandchildren and my niece dressed up and their costumes are always my favorites:)

Kortney Nelson said...

i loved my statue of liberty costume that was made by my mom and her friend!

Krystal said...

I loved my flamingo costume that my grandma made.

slb3334 said...

I like ghosts.

karenmed409 said...

my favorite was a magician.. sure did love wearing that top hat.

Heather said...

my personal favorite as a kid was a clown costume that my mother had made for me

Jessamine Dungo said...

I really haven't worn any costume but if I would wear one, I'd like to be a princess. :)

McKim said...

My favorite is when my kids dressed up as a big pumpkin. They looked so cute with that green stem on their head.

McKim said...

My favorite is when my kids dressed up as a big pumpkin. They looked so cute with that green stem on their head.

Brittany M said...

I don't know why but when I was little I really wanted to be dressed up as a cotton ball! lol I don;t know what I was thinking but it was a big hit.

Linda Kwolek said...

Probably a witch was my favorite costume.

kat said...

My granddaughter had a cowgirl costume that she looks so cute!

Debby Chandler said...

my favorite costume is going to be my son's joker outfit.

Holly said...

A tootsie roll that my mom made me!

Nancy said...

My daughter's home-made cat costume is my favorite.

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Samantha Remington said...

My mom made me a homemade Pooh Bear costume. I thought it was the coolest thing ever as a kid.

Lisa Hollinger said...

when i was a kid my favorite costume was a cat costume

Lisa Hollinger said...

when i was a kid my favorite costume was a cat costume

Kellie Conklin said...

My favorite Halloween costume was a pirate! I begged my mom for that costume and was so happy wearing it even though it was quite cold here in the midwest!

tatertot374 said...

My favorite costume was a clown costume i had as a kid. It was super fun and cute.

Tara Carlson said...

My favorite wasn't a costume I wore, but when my 3 oldest boys dressed as Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi. :)

Susan Quackenbush said...

My secret Mask.

Gayle S said...

My favorite costume was Pocahontas. I loved that costume. I remember wearing it around the house long after Halloween was over.

Diana said...

I like to see little girls dressed up as Princesses
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GeorgiaBeckman said...

When I was in kindergarten, my dad, who was extremely artistic, made me a pumpkin shell out of poster board. I don't remember if there was colored poster board then or if he had to color it all orange. But I was Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's wife. The shell fit over my body, the lid was on my head. He made windows & flower boxes & wrote the nursery rhyme on it. That is my all time favorite Halloween costume.

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Stephanie K. said...

I loved when I was a gymnast! I got to wear make up and everything!

Ronda said...

Dorothy

Jeremy said...

Loved being GI Joe.

Michelle J. said...

I like dressing as a nerd.

Richie Cohen said...

My little girl would love this.

CyndySuWho said...

I went as Scarlet O'Hara one year.....loved that!

Helen said...

I usually dress as a witch

Clair said...

I was a hunter the one year that it snowed!

Melinda said...

My favorite costume is going to be the one my son is wearing this year. He's going to be Doctor Who.

Danielle said...

A princess!

momo said...

I have a really neat, all black witches costume that I wear once in awhile.

katja9_10 said...

My favorite was when I was "Graffiti". My mom just wrote all over my clothes and face :)

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Naomie B said...

Lalaloopsie costumes are too cute!

Mary said...

Army man and princesses

akortokrax said...

Looking back, my favorite costumes were the ones my grandma made! For instance, one year, when Pocahontas was really big, I was a Native American. My grandma was an amazing seamstress :)

akortokrax said...

Looking back, my favorite costumes were the ones my grandma made! For instance, one year, when Pocahontas was really big, I was a Native American. My grandma was an amazing seamstress :)

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

My favorite was my bugs bunny costume. We usually made our costumes, but that year--I got store bought. Crazy to think that was a highlight for me, but it was.

Baby James Mommy said...

I loved the clown costume that was passed down in our family

Megan Parsons said...

I loved my Belle costume from Beauty and the Beast!
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Danielle Lima said...

I liked my hair when I was Peppi Longstocking

Susan Smoaks said...

i liked to be a bag of m&M's when i was little
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Emmy Jones said...

I loved when I was a angel as a child, the white dress always made me feel like a princess <3

StephanieMarie said...

Batgirl

StephanieMarie said...

batgirl

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Nicole Lancaster said...

My favorite costume as a kid was my Strawberry Shortcake costume, my mother hand made for me when I was 4.

Debbie Lewis said...

My mom made a butterfly costume that was beautiful

michedt said...

My favorite costume was the cheshire cat.
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tina reynolds said...

i love being a fairy

Tara Overby said...

When I was pregnant I bought the BEST costumes for my husband and I. I wore an oven that opened and had a bun inside and my husband wore a chef hat and an apron that said "Bun Maker"!

Alison Zawinski said...

When I was in Kindergarten, my mom sewed a butterfly costume for me.

Sara said...

I was a light bulb one year and loved it!

Amanda Hawkins said...

I had a homemade clown costume that I think I wore twice!

scoop said...

My son as a pumpkin my mom made for me when i was his age.

Beatriz said...

mermaid :)

Birdhouse Books said...

I loved dressing up as Cinderella!

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Jennifer Q. said...

I loved the homemade costumes the most, just because of the time put into it.

Jennifer Q. said...

I loved the homemade costumes the most, just because of the time put into it.

Tiffiny Duke said...

Favorite costume is the mean witch from Wizard of Oz.

kdrae said...

I was the coolest "dead" cheerleader before "dead" cheerleaders were cool! :)

Emi Pearce said...

Snow White. All 3 of the women in the family have this costume. Dad is going as one of the dwarfs

Ashley turicik said...

Me and my daughter and son all dressed up as pirates last year