Thirteen Nights of Halloween

On the thirteenth night of Halloween my mom-ster frightened me with thirteen dancing devils...
On the thirteenth night of Halloween my mom-ster frightened me with thirteen dancing devils…

My children’s book, The Thirteen Nights of Halloween, adapts the classic Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, with critters and monsters from Halloween Lore.

Instead of counting down Lords, Ladies and birds for the pear tree, kids sing down the critters given by their “Mom-ster.” This whimsical book is fully illustrated with silhouettes of wretched beings. Each is added the the Skeleton Tree as the song progresses. Here are a few images from the book.

A skull for our skeleton tree.
A skull for our skeleton tree.

2 black cats
2 Black Cats
3 Grunting goblins
3 Grunting Goblins
4 Grinning pumpkins
4 Grinning Pumpkins
5 Vampire bats
5 Vampire Bats
6 Ghosts-a-haunting
6 Ghosts-a-Haunting
7 Trolls-a-trampling
7 Trolls-a-Trampling
8 Zombies walking
8 Zombies Walking
9 Wicked witches
9 Wicked Witches
10 Wolves-a-howling
10 Wolves-a-Howling
11 Imps-a-skulking
11 Imps-a-Skulking
12 Fiendish Fairies
12 Fiendish Fairies

You can keep up with the monsters on Facebook and download The Thirteen Nights of Halloween on iTunes.