I WIsh It Could Be Halloween Forever

Don’t worry, after this weekend you won’t have to hear much more about AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, because it won’t be Halloween anymore. After this weekend you might not be hearing much from me at all — I have a project all set for NaNoWriMo. You guys are participating too, right?

But it’s not Sunday yet, and until then, I get to bombard you with all the rest of my AlphaOops: H is for Halloween goodness. Like the fact that it is one of only four books featured in today’s “Roundup: Kids’ Books that scare up some Halloween fun”. (Click here to read the article online.)

Bob Minzesheimer — thanks, Bob! — gives props to the first AlphaOops book, and goes on to say how much he enjoyed the vocabulary lesson during what I call the Universal Monster Homage in H is for Halloween. If he likes “L is for Lycanthrope” so much, I imagine he also got a big kick out of the SAT word (“bevy”) I snuck into the first AlphaOops.

Right now, you’re all asking yourselves if I’ve thought up another big word to go with another big holiday. I have an answer to that question. Right now, that answer is for me to know and you not to know. Right now, you need to hie yourself out to the newsstand and pick up a copy of USA TODAY! Or click on over to Amazon and order AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, if you haven’t yet. Go on. You’re going to want a first edition.