What a lively upbeat book, I loved it! I got on a roll with the rhythm of the rhyming text and this was a fun book to read. I could feel the beat in my head even after the book was read. The words did not feel forced and the book made sense. What a delightful Halloween book for children.
Skeleton starts up the street doing the Halloween Hustle with the different parts of his body moving and jiving to the beat. Then it happens, he falls and his body comes apart and he's laying in pieces. Using rubber bands to reinforce the construction of his body, Skeleton starts doing the Halloween Hustle again as he makes his way to his friends who are at the bus stop (Frankenstein, mummy and witch). On the bus, Skeleton continues to dance and soon he is leading his friends off the bus, everyone now is doing the Halloween Hustle. Again, Skeleton trips and he falls to pieces again. He uses twine and tape to put himself back together and he sets off dancing again. Now, there are lots of monsters following Skeleton, who is dancing down the street, smiling. Where are they going? To a Halloween Party where a dance contest is occurring. Will Skeleton be able to dance during the contest?
This novel is so cute, it is now one of my favorites. The illustrations are bright and upbeat and I liked how Skeleton continued on dancing throughout the novel even after he had fallen down. Everyone is having such a great time in this book, it just puts a smile on your face. You definitely need to check this novel out.