Sunday, May 24, 2015

ARC Children's Book Review: Scarecrow Magic (Author-Ed Masessa & Illustrator- Matt Myers)

Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 

Publisher: Orchard Books/Scholastic

After nightfall, Scarecrow and friends have a playtime adventure!
Scarecrow plays by the light of the moon.He jumps rope and dances and belts out a tune.Ghoulies and ghosties have fun through the night.Then as the sun rises, they scurry from sight.
As night time falls and the moon appears, magic is building in the air. The time has finally come, and Scarecrow is ready to play. Slowly, all his friends start to arrive and they all have a good time. But soon, playtime is over and the sun starts to rise. Back at his post, Scarecrow bids his friends good night as he thinks of the next time the moon will rise and the magic will return.
SCARECROW MAGIC is spooky fun that's just perfect for Halloween!
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Ed Masessa is the author of The Wandmaker's Guidebook, Travel-Size Pups Around the World, and Mixed-Up Pups. He currently loves in Winter Springs, Florida. 

Matt Myers is the illustrator of children's books Battle Bunny, A is for Musk Ox, Tyrannosaurus Dad, and EIEIO How Old Macdonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen. He lives with his family in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit him online at

"Scarecrows play by the light of the moon. 
He jumps rope and dances and belts out a tune. 

Ghoulies and ghosties have fun throught the night
Then as the sun rises, they scurry from sight."

The first thing that caught my eye when I started reading Scarecrow Magic were the illustrations. The characters drawn are so colorful and full of life. The creatures are spooky and yet not too scary. 

All of the "monsters" are portrayed dancing around and having fun and enjoying normal kid games. I love how the illustrator makes even the scariest creature/monster look happy and cheerful! 

Yet, my most favorite part of the book is close to the end where all the monsters are getting ready to turn in for the day...Some go back to their trees and some dig down in the ground. The picture shows a Momma ghoul and a baby ghoul curled up in the ground and the Momma is reading a bedtime story to the baby. So cute! Even monsters need their bedtime stories! :)

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Scholastic for the opportunity to review this book!!**

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