The illustrations are darling, with a cartoonish quality. Each line captures the magic and fun of Halloween. It will help with that high energy excitement as the spooky night approaches. This is definitely a repeat read for each year until the little trick-o-treater is ready to read it on their own. Currently a bronze medal winner at the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Awards, I recommend for a spooky read-aloud every night.