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Don't be a Halloweenie!

I've said in the past that one of my favorite parts of my job is doing a "Family Reading Night" at the local elementary school. Tonight was the first one of the year and had a Halloween theme. About 60 people attended the dinner portion (hot dogs and chips! yummy!) and the parents and kids split up for the remainder. The parents were treated to a presentation on elementary students and reading, while I entertained the kids (and the elementary and high school librarians) with the following stories:

1) Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
I did this story at last year's Halloween Family Reading Night as a felt board story, but this year I decided to tell it using the world's most awesome monster puppet. I just had to tell the kids we were pretending that puppet was green and not purple. It helped that they knew the story and they really seemed to love watching me velcro on the various pieces of the monster and it made the most satisfying riiiiiippppppppppiiiiingg…