This guide is for parents or teachers to expand on the picture book At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman, illustrated by Nate Wragg. It contains pre-reading questions, Halloween background discussion, make a mask activity, make a haunted house activity, pumpkin seed snack recipe, a rhyming activity with printable, connect the dots and coloring printable, a pumpkin carving stencil printable and a maze printable.
“[An] entertaining Halloween adventure.” —Publishers Weekly
“A good choice to share with wriggly listeners, who will soon be joining in.” —Kirkus Reviews
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!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty books for children, including If Beaver Had a Fever, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley; Goodnight, Little Monster, illustrated by Bonnie Leick; and Swamp Song, illustrated by Ponder Goembel. She lives with her husband in Sanibel Island, Florida. Learn more: www.helenketteman.com.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Nate Wragg works as an art director and illustrator for animation and book projects. His animation projects include Ratatouille, Puss in Boots, and Toy Story 3, for which Nate was one of the primary character designers. Nate also teaches courses about character design. His children’s books include Your Friend the Rat–A Little Golden Book, a collaboration of multiple authors and illustrators, and Too Many Cooks by Margaret McNamara. He lives in Southern California with his family. Learn more: www.n8wragg.blogspot.com