Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A BOO-tiful Halloween / Angela Shori

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Children's Picture Book

Approximate word count: 21 pages of content (excludes front and back matter.)

Kindle US: YES UK: YES Nook: NO Smashwords: NO Paper: YES
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Angela Shori is an author, publisher, and marketer living and writing in Austin, TX. She is an expert on content strategy, traveling with children, and bedtime monster removal.” This is Shori's first book.

For more, visit the author's blog.


Gather all your ghouls and goblins for a colorful journey with the friendly monsters of A Boo-tiful Halloween.”


This book is advertised as being aimed at ages 2-5, so I nabbed two grandkids, one two years old, the other seven, to help me check it out at the little one's bedtime. Big sister and I took turns, reading two pages and passing the book off to the other. Each page is simple, with a color illustration on a white page, which supports the words. The vocabulary was easy for big sister to read and the story, while simple for the target audience, still fun. The little one even played along for part of it, looking at the pictures as we read. (Getting her to sit still for even a few seconds is an accomplishment.)

The illustrations are simple enough with a lot of contrast in the colors so that reading on a black & white e-ink Kindle isn't a total waste. You'll need to hold your Kindle sideways as it is formatted to automatically display this way. However, to get the most out of it, I'd advise a Fire or Kindle app on a tablet, computer or smartphone as the better method.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues with typos.

Rating: **** Four Stars

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