Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Review! Halloween Edition!

I love Halloween. Just for the fact that I love fall and the changing of season. I love decorating the house with pumpkins and such and doing all the fun crafts and baking that come along with it! So today is a review of all the kids books and movies we have been watching this month!
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*Movies*
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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie!
I love this movie! It's so cute. I'm a fan of anything pooh and we really love lumpy so I was so excited when we found this movie last year.
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Here is what Amazon says about it.
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Halloween can be a frightening time of year for piglets and young Heffalumps, but the power of unconditional friendship should never be underestimated. When a fierce "Gobloon" and an absence of candy threaten to ruin Lumpy's first trick-or-treating experience, Roo and Lumpy set out to capture the Gobloon and save Halloween. As the scared pair journeys toward the tree of terror, the pair reflects on Piglet's mastery of his fear of Halloween and begins to realize that togetherness empowers them. Perhaps true friendship can triumph over an evil Gobloon--even if the Gobloon does have the power to turn its pursuers into "jaggedy lanterns." But, what will happen when Roo and Lumpy become separated?
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Mickey's Treat
This is another favorite (ok all the ones I have up are favorite...hence when I put them up). Landon loved Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and watches this movie all year.
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Here is what Amazon says about it.
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Mickey Mouse and his pals Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, and Pete invite toddlers and preschoolers to join them in Mickey's clubhouse for some playtime fun and adventure that emphasizes teamwork and aides in the development of logic and math skills. In "Mickey's Treat," Mickey and his pals are dressing up in costumes to attend Big Pete's Halloween party--the only catch is they have to make their way along a candy corn path and through the foggy woods to get to the tower before the moon is full. Only by working together and using the appropriate "mousketools" can the group make it to Pete's party on time. "Goofy the Great" finds magician Goofy desperately in need of some practice before a big magic show. Luckily, he can count on Mickey and his friends for lots of encouragement and some counting and patterning help. In "Doctor Daisy, M.D.," Daisy works toward earning her pretend doctor sticker by seeing an office full of willing patients and curing their ills with a little help from her friends and some handy mousketools
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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
An old classic. We have the book and the movie. I love, love, love Peanuts!
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Here is what Amazon says about it.
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Charlie Brown gets rocks in his trick-or-treat bag, Linus awaits a visitation from the Great Pumpkin in his terribly sincere pumpkin patch (while the adoring little Sally sits tight with him), Snoopy falls asleep, Lucy harasses Schroeder, and Pig-Pen kicks up a dust storm even beneath his costume
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Hocus Pocus!

I love this movie and I'm surprised that Landon enjoyed it as much as I do.
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Here is what Amazon has to say about it. (more of a review then anything else, but I thought it was funny)
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This big, fat theatrical bomb has a lot going for it. There's the three leads, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, playing three resurrected witches who wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts, 300 hundred years after they were hung. There's music, special effects, and magic. There's a surprisingly horror-filled plot. Whoops, hold up on that last one. It's probably the extremes that this film goes to (displaying a Disney label), such as the witches sucking the life out of a little girl in the first five minutes, that put the brakes on any success for Hocus Pocus. Older children, however, in the 8 and up range should get a kick out of all the weird goings-on. It's a good measure of Halloween thrills and chills.
*Books!*

Where's my Mummy?

This is my new favorite book to read. Landon picked it from his first book order and we are hooked!
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Here is what Amazon has to say about it
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Little Baby Mummy does not want to go to bed. Demanding one more game of "Hide and Shriek," he runs outside to conceal himself in the graveyard, but Mama Mummy doesn't join him. Like the young bird in P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Random, 1960), he sets off to find her, heading into "the deep, dark woods, the spookery woods" and encountering several creepy creatures: "Clank clink clank/Woo boo woo/Clank clink cloo/'Mama Mummy, is that you?'/But out of the woods clanked—/Bones!" This skeleton, as well as a blob and a vampire—all making their nighttime preparations—greet the mummy and tell him to go to bed. The only time the youngster is truly frightened—by a mouse—his mother is there to comfort him, take him home, and tuck him into bed.
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There was an old monster
This is a really cute book with a twist from the original story. It has the most AMAZING illustrations. The colors are so vivid and bright.
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Here is what Amazon has to say about it.
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There was an old monster who swallowed a tick
I don't know why he swallowed that tick
'Cause it made him feel sick!
When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion . . . ROAR!--Now that monster is no more! Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations.
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T.Rex Trick or Treat

Really cute book. Landon loved Dino's and this one is easy to love.

Here is what Amazon has to say about it

It is Halloween night, and T. Rex cannot decide what to wear. All of his pals have taken the best and scariest costumes–ghost, witch, skeleton. He wants to be really scary, and when his friends' suggestions result in a Very Big Frown, T. Rex is convinced that he is frightening enough as is.

3 comments:

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Addorable choices for kiddos!

I am not so much a fan of Halloween but I do completely understand it for the kids, and I love your choices here. :)

mommymichael said...

i *love* Hocus Pocus. =))

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Hocus Pocus is my fav halloween movie!!! Love it!