Mx3 Review: Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane

October 13, 2011 4-8 years of age, Harper Collins Publishers, Kid-Lit/Middle Grade, Murders, Monsters, & Mayhem, Review 6

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover:32 pages
  • Publisher:HarperCollins (July 26, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0061767980
  • Source: Publisher

Last year, my boys & I reviewed Pamela Jane’s A Vampire is Coming to Dinner.  Here’s a synopsis from Publisher’s Weekly: Read along as the narrator of this story comes up with some practical rules for dealing with a vampire. But rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they? From feeding the vampire garlic to filling the house with mirrors, the narrator is doing just that! With ten full-page gatefolds and a pop at the end of the book, kids will love seeing which rules are being followed and which aren’t! If you’re expecting a vampire (invited or not) this is your chance to get ready for a night of pranks and surprises. It is best to be prepared. “…a ghoulishly good time.”

When I learned she recently released another Halloween picture book, I couldn’t resist!

Little Goblins Ten is an adorable take on the popular Over in the Meadow story:

Over in the forest
Where the trees hide the sun
Lived a big mommy monster
And her little monster one

The story continues with visits to other monster families including ghosts:



And more!  At the end, all of the creatures come together for a wonderful Halloween treat:

The rhyming text and rich illustrations (by Jane Manning) really add to the overall experience of reading this picture book. My youngest son is six; this has become his favorite Halloween book this year. We’ve read it at least a dozen times.  He’s so familiar with the text he can read it on his own.  After we read this one, I introduced him to the original “Over in the Meadow.” His response: “Mom! That’s a book for spring. This is fall…it’s all about Halloween!”  That’s my boy!

 Little Goblins Ten is destined to be a favorite of many this Halloween! I highly recommend that libraries add it to their permanent collection! While there is clearly a Halloween theme, I believe this is a book that can be appreciated year-round! Highly recommended!

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing me the opportunity to participate in this tour! Be sure to check out the official tour page for all of the tour stops.

Thanks to the publisher, I have one copy of Little Goblins Ten to give away to one lucky reader! To enter, please fill out the form below. The winner will be contacted by email on Friday, October 21st.  Good luck to all who enter!



6 Responses to “Mx3 Review: Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane”

  1. gwendolyn b.

    I really liked Jane’s vampire book, too! Her new one looks like just as much fun – definitely belongs in my goblin’s treat bag!

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