Five Spooky Friends by Danielle McLean – Book Review

Five Spooky Friends by Danielle McLean – Book Review

Five Spooky Friends by Danielle McLean

Five Spooky Friends
A Count & Slide Book

Author – Danielle McLean
Illustrator – Rosalind Maroney
Publisher – Little Tiger Press
Pages – 10
Released – 6th July 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1680106893
Format – board book
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Children can learn to count to five with this spooky Halloween board book that features sliders to slide and flaps to lift.

One purple witch is flying on her magic broom.
Two glowing pumpkin pals are lighting up the room.

Children can learn to count to five with these spooky Halloween friends! A friendly purple witch, glowing pumpkins, bats, cats in costumes, and ghosts who are out to trick-or-treat star in this fun story that features sliders to slide and flaps to lift on every spread. Experience the fun of Halloween night with the friendly characters while learning to count!

Review by Stacey

Five Spooky Friends is a young children’s board book with sections that slide on each double-page so that the reader can move the people/objects/animals back and forth.

The tale is told in a rhyming manner and each page helps the reader to learn to count to five, starting with one purple witch who is flying on her magic broom and ending with five spooky ghosts.

Halloween is my favourite time of the year and I love all these Halloween books. The illustrations are delightful and capture the mood perfectly. It isn’t a creepy or scary book either, so little children can enjoy it fully, they might even laugh at the smiley faces of the pumpkins!!

At just 10 pages long (5 double pages) it is a short book, it is also small in size, and lightweight. All these factors together make this the perfect book for a young child to read and play with. It is also sturdy and tough being a board book. I do advise though that you move the sliders about a few times each before giving the book to a child as they are quite stiff at first.

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Author Info

Danielle McLean is a children’s book editor who lives in South London, England. When she’s not writing and editing children’s books, she can be found in ballet class pursuing her other childhood dream.

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