My favorite time of year to “gift” is Halloween.
Now don’t get me wrong – at least for my 13 nieces and nephews I’m very good about Christmas gifts too. (Admittedly, I can no longer keep up with holiday gifting to my 8 brothers and sisters; particularly in a large family, survival dictates moving to the next generation at a certain point!) But what I love about Halloween is that any gift is unexpected and every gift is nothing but fun.
I also find Fall is just a great time for new kids’ books. Something about Halloween in particular brings out all kinds of great stories.
My pick this year is “I’m Not Scared” by Jonathan Allen. Baby Owl is absolutely, positively NOT afraid of the dark. Well, maybe just a little bit. This fun book is not only perfect for Halloween – it’s also a great bedtime story for reluctant little ones at lights-out.
With so many great stories to choose from, spreading the happy of Halloween – for me – is simply irresistible!