Wednesday, 9 October 2013

What do werewolves do when it's not Halloween?

I've never been a big fan of Halloween. It was never really a tradition observed in Australia until the marketing wheels got to work and realised there was a buck in it!

Halloween always brings with it a lot of confusion and fear, I find. Everywhere you go during October, more and more ghoulish souvenirs seem to be available for sale. Best avoided I think, especially with young children!


Nonetheless, Scholastic has published two books this month that will appeal to any young child looking for a trick or treat.

What do werewolves do when it's not Halloween? Good question! Perhaps they morph into giant trolls that sleep on piles of treasure, in Don't wake the Troll!

Heath McKenzie's book is a rollicking rhyming text with bright, grisly illustrations. What do werewolves do when it's not Halloween? Everyone else from Halloween seems to find themselves busy - but what do those werewolves get up to for the other 364 days of the year? You'll never guess!


Don't wake the Troll, written by Ben Kitchen and illustrated by Ben Redlich, is somewhat reminiscent of We're going on a bear hunt. Five brave dwarves want their treasure back, treasure stolen by the giant troll. Deep inside the mountain, through a cold and twisty tunnel, the five bold dwarves venture. Will they get their treasure - or will they wake the very, very big and very, very ugly troll?




What do werewolves do when it's not Halloween? 
$14.99 RRP paperback
Scholastic
Recommended 5 years +

Don't wake the Troll!
$14.99 RRP paperback
Scholastic
Recommended 5 years +

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