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Halloween Hustle

Last updated Thursday, October 1, 2015

Author: Charlotte Gunnufson
Illustrator: Kevan J. Atteberry
Date of Publication: 2013
ISBN: 1477817239
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2015

Synopsis: In the dark, a funky beat. Something white with bony feet. Skeleton dancing up the street, Doing the Halloween Hustle. Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party—but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart! Can Skeleton stay in one piece long enough to make it to the party? (Amazon)

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What are the characters doing on the cover?
•  What kind of characters are on the cover?
•  Do you like to dance?


•  Grooves
•  Ghoulish
•  Hustle
•  Shuffle
•  Shimmies

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What happens to the skeleton when he trips?
•  Who joins the skeleton in the Halloween hustle?
•  What does the skeleton trip on for the 2nd time?
•  Where do all the monsters go in fancy clothes?

Craft ideas:
•  Make monster masks of the monsters in the book.
•  Check out our Pinterest for October craft examples!
•  www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/october-2015-crafts/

Special activities:
•  Act out the different dances that the monsters do in the book.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!