Halloween ABC

written by Eve Merriam, illustrated Lane Smith

A short Halloween poem representing each letter of the alphabet.

Wonderful descriptions in very short verses tell about many Halloween things. There is a short poem for each letter of the alphabet; some of the chosen objects are familiar while others will surprise or perhaps puzzle the reader. Poems include D for demon, I for icicle (used as a weapon in a stabbing), L for lair, and X for xylophone of bones. The illustrations are simple oil paintings in earth tones presented on yellow sand backgrounds.