In this beloved picture book that could only come from the visionary mind of author and illustrator TIM BURTON, we meet Jack Skellington– a well-intentioned inhabitant of Halloweenland.
Jack is bored of ‘the scaring, the terror, the fright….tired of being something that goes bump in the night’.
And so, in an effort to bring to joy to his town, Jack kidnaps Santa and takes his place as the jolly old elf.
But instead of bringing joy to the world Jack, who is a little more than a grinning skeleton, brings fear by delivering creepy toys and riding a sleigh carried by skeletal reindeer. Only through a number of things going horribly wrong does Jack learn the true meaning of Christmas.
At the old haunted house
In a room with no sun
Lived a warty green witch
And her wee witchy one.
There are all kinds of creatures in the house: a big Ma monster and her wee monsters two, a scrawny black cat and her wee kittens three, a green Pa goblin and his wee goblins four, and more!
Count along as the creatures prepare for the Halloween Fright.
The text, written in the pattern of the popular poem “Over in the Meadow,” makes reading aloud fun, while the cinematic illustrations set the scene for an unforgettable romp through the old haunted house. Trick or treat!