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Format:
Title:
Aunt Eater's mystery Halloween
ISBN:
9780060278038

9780060278045

9780758759924

9780064442664
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, ©1998.
Physical Description:
62 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series title(s):
Contents:
Aunt Eater Sees a Monster -- Aunt Eater Sees a Ghost -- Aunt Eater Hears Some Music -- Aunt Eater Dances a Jig.
Summary:
Aunt Eater the anteater finds plenty of mysteries to solve when she attends a Halloween costume party.
Reading Level:
Elementary Grade.

260 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 2.4.

Reading Counts! 2.7.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 44186.
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Summary

Summary

It's Halloween, and Aunt Eater is going to a costume party. Dressed as her favorite detective, she's sure to find plenty of mysteries along the way. But even Aunt Eater may not be able to explain all of the strange happenings on Halloween night. Just in time for beginning readers' favorite holiday, Doug Cushman's fourth funny book about this beloved, and often befuddled, sleuth will have amateur detectives investigating their own Halloween mysteries.


Author Notes

Doug Cushman was born in Springfield, Ohio, on May 4, 1953. He moved to Connecticut with his family when he was 15 years old. Cushman attended a private art school in Connecticut called the Paier School of Art.

While in high school he created comic books, selling them to his classmates for a nickel a piece. He also drew a comic strip for the school newspaper. Since 1978 he has illustrated over 80 children's books, 14 of which he wrote himself.

Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery is a Reading Rainbow book. Other awards include a notable trade book honor from the National Council of Teachers of English for King Karfu, a nomination for the 1998 Garden State Children's Book award for Aunt Eater's Mystery Christmas and the 1996 Rebuen Award for Magazine and Book Illustration sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society for King Karfu.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Cushman continues his series about the clever anteater detective, this time on Halloween night. The simple chapter book has just a few sentences per page. Each episode continues the story, but can also stand on its own. Dressed as Sherlock Holmes, Aunt Eater heads to a costume party and encounters several mysterious occurrences throughout the evening. She handily solves all but one of them and readers are given a visual clue to its resolution on the last page. The cartoon illustrations are funny and capture the wacky side of Halloween nicely, with costumes ranging from ghosts to turnips.-Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Dressed like Sherlock Holmes for a costume party, Aunt Eater has her hands full; an I Can Read book. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

Dressed as a real detective in a Sherlock Holmes-style cap and overcoat, Aunt Eater spends her Halloween investigating four spooky cases. The first three mysteries turn out to be simple misunderstandings, but the final one stumps even Aunt Eater. Like earlier books in the series, this fourth Aunt Eater mystery features easy wording, large type, and lively illustrations. From HORN BOOK Spring 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2. Aunt Eater, the anteater outfitted in Sherlock Holmes garb, returns in this addition to the I Can Read series. This time, Aunt Eater is involved in four short mysteries with Halloween as the backdrop. Except for the last one, the vignettes are on the bland side. In the first, a child thinks there is a monster in his house, but it is only his father, who has eaten too much candy. In the second, a mother and child have trouble with their costumes, and in the third, spooky music is coming from the piano--it turns out that a snake has sneaked inside. The last story features Aunt Eater dancing with a mysterious scarecrow. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations are lively and find the fun in each chapter. Consider this because there are few Halloween books for beginning readers. --Ilene Cooper


Table of Contents

Aunt Eater Sees a Monsterp. 5
Aunt Eater Sees a Ghostp. 19
Aunt Eater Hears Some Musicp. 33
Aunt Eater Dances a Jigp. 51