The Tinysaurs Trick-or-Treat (Patricia Hegarty)

Hello, friends! Our book today is The Tinysaurs Trick-or-Treat, written by Patricia Hegarty and illustrated by Dean Gray, a festively sweet story of neighborly kindness.

It’s Halloween night, and the Tinysaurs – Spike, Roary, and Clawdie – are absolutely aflutter with anticipation. They’ve worked hard to get the house ready, and now they’re ready to greet trick-or-treaters… that is, until they discover that they are out of sweet treats! Clawdie cleverly comes up with a solution: they will go trick-or-treating themselves to get some candy for the revelers. Whipping up some homemade costumes, the trio head out to procure some candy – but will it be as easy as they think?

Sweet, sugary fun. This entry in the Tinysaurs series takes some classic trick-or-treating tropes and puts a slight spin on them, creating a family-friendly Halloween night journey of misadventures. Kids will enjoy the Tinysaurs’ costume malfunctions and brushes with overly interested dogs, parents will like how Hegarty manages to turn trick-or-treating into an altruistic endeavor. Gray’s illustrations are colorful and eye-catching, the length is great for a storytime, and JJ enjoyed it. This could be a fun read for younger bookworms, especially those who need a reminder that Halloween is a community affair (as opposed to a candy-grabbing free-for-all). Overall, we liked it – Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)