Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for Little Goblins Ten
Halloween will be here soon! Around town, a number of homes have already been decorated with bright orange pumpkin lights strung across their front porches, piercing the darkness that is overtaking our little city earlier and earlier each day. The first real storm of the season has arrived, bringing snow to the Sierras and a good soaking to the dry valley. The air is crisp in the mornings, even though most afternoons still bring warm sunshine. But by the end of the month, we will have set our clocks back one hour and be ready to welcome all the ghosties and ghoulies who will be ringing our doorbells on the spookiest night of the year!
I can’t think of a better way to prepare for that evening of tricks and treats than by reading Little Goblins Ten, a delightful romp through a magical forest inhabited by monsters, skeletons, werewolves, mummies, zombies, and even a few witches. It is not only a charming tale about mommies teaching their beastie offspring how to behave on Halloween, it is a great way to teach your own little monsters to count to ten! The illustrations are adorable, perfectly complementing the clever rhyme.
Noted children’s author Pamela Jane says this about her latest work, which is recommended for children ages three to seven:
Even before I learned to read, I remember my mother and father reading to me and my older brother, and one of my favorite rhymes was “Over in the Meadow” which begins:
Over in the meadow,
In the sand, in the sun,
Lived an old mother-road
And her little toadie one.
“Wink,” said the mother;
“I wink,” said the one;
So she winked and she blinked
In the sand, in the sun.
The rhythm and rhyme of those early stories and verses my parents read became a part of me. So it was only natural that many years later I would write a spooky twist on those classic verses. I was very lucky to have Jane Manning illustrate; her fine work is both whimsical and endearing.
Here’s an excerpt from Little Goblins Ten:
Over in the forest
By the graveyard gate
Lived a bony father skeleton
And his little skellies eight
“Rattle!” said the father;
“We rattle,” said the eight.
So they rattled and they ran
By the graveyard gate.
I had so much fun writing this book! I hope you have fun reading it many times over.
Enter to Win a Copy of Little Goblins Ten
One lucky reader, selected at random, will receive a copy of Little Goblins Ten, generously provided by the author.
Entries will be accepted through Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific time)!