Some weeks ago my wife found some fun Halloween Books at a local thrift store, including this one by Charlotte Gunnufson. She is author of this book and Prince and Pirates. When I get a chance I'll try to find Prince and Pirates, since I like pirates. Her website is https://www.booksbycharlotte.com/ where she has activities about her two books. She also mentions why she wrote this book, based on her children's skeleton art work. She states:
"I’ve saved many crafts my kids have made. I lifted this one from a bin of Halloween decorations, and started writing a poem about a dancing skeleton.
I didn't stop until I had a whole story."
The book is about a skeleton trying to get to a dance party. He is accompanied by other Halloween creatures: a witch, mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, plus many more characters. They travel by bus, walk, dance their way through town to the party. Yet the Skeleton trips on the sidewalk, a zombie's foot, crosses a black cat, where he "breaks apart". The Skeleton uses the recourses to put himself back together. At the end of the book another skeleton helps him stay together, so he and his friends can hustle.
The YouTube is from Grandma Roar's Storytime, where they create a song to the rhythmic lyrics from Charlotte Gunnufson. The background has a beatbox, perfect to understand beat and rhythm. This YouTube is totally worth checking out, getting students to move around to the beat. Have them keep a steady beat with body percussions, which kids love. I'm so excited to have this book and share these concepts with the students during Halloween.
What are some of your favorite books and songs to teach during Halloween in your studio? Would like to know. Thanks for your support. Blessings.