Halloween is quickly approaching, and Boo and his three ghostly friends must practice their scary skills! But Boo, with his big, wide grin, can’t say “boo” because of the shape of his mouth. How will he be able to scare anyone on Halloween? Boo’s friends try to help, and even Santa gets involved. But Boo likes how his mouth looks. He doesn’t need to be able to say “boo” to be a scary ghost … does he? With the big day not far away, Boo needs to figure out how to form that important oo sound if he wants to be like his friends. But maybe it’s more important to be himself—and make up a whole new way to be scary! Offering an important lesson on imagination and self-love, Boo and the Halloween Grin will give you shivers of delight!
As Halloween approached the two ghosts warned their friend that he would not be ready to say boo and most of all he would not be ready to scare anyone with his all too friendly appearance. He was just not ghost-like enough! But Boo liked how he looked. Sure his mouth was not shaped like the letter O, but it did have a nice curve that turned up at his cheeks. In fact, his mouth stretched wide from cheek to cheek. It was just a big wide happy grin and that was the problem—he was always smiling.
J. Katyn taught elementary school for twenty-nine years and presently lives in Ontario Canada.