Halloween, el día de las brujas / Halloween, a Day for Witches
Colorful illustrations enhance one boy’s excitement about the annual fall holiday
by María L. Gutiérrez
Illustrations by Nicole Montenegro
Publication Date: October 31, 2022
Imprint: Piñata Books
“Oh, what fun, it’s Halloween! / No witches or monsters can stop me / from having fun this Halloween!”
In this poetic ode to kids’ favorite fall holiday, a young boy eagerly anticipates the impending night. There are so many costumes to choose from that he can’t decide. But finally, “A fierce pirate that’s what I’ll be, / and no one will recognize me.” There are pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses and spooky front porches. And best of all, the treats!
Montenegro’s vibrant illustrations bring to life a neighborhood with children in elaborate costumes—a mummy, a princess, a cowboy, Dracula!—, going from door to door calling, “Trick or treat!” This bilingual picture book will encourage children ages 4-8 to write their own poems about Halloween—and of course begin imagining their costumes for a very special night! This bilingual picture book will encourage children ages 4-8 to write their own poems about Halloween—and of course begin imagining their costumes for a very special night!