What a Scare, Jesse Bear

"I have a lot of good memories of Halloween parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhood in Washington, Pennsylvania, where I grew up."

The story
Jesse Bear has a wonderful time getting ready for Halloween. He loves carving pumpkins and trying on costumes. But when it comes time for trick-or-treating, Jesse gets scared. With his parents by his side, Jesse soon builds up the courage to put on his scary mask — and even plays a trick of his own!

Reviews
"...brief rhyming story is excellent preparation for young children who may be trick-or-treating for the first time...brightly colored pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are filled with happy faces, showing that Halloween is a time for fun, not frights." —School Library Journal

"...another fun-filled episode in a delightful series." —Booklist


illustrated by Bruce Degen