Halloween by Richard Platt


Halloween by Richard Platt

Join in the Halloween adventure to discover fun facts about trick or treating, dressing up, celebrations around the world and the history of Halloween. Did you know that the world's largest pumpkin weighed more than 14 adults? Or that during the Day of the Dead in Mexico, people picnic in graveyards? With over 50 flaps to open, this interactive approach makes learning about Halloween traditions fun and accessible. There are more books in the series to collect: In One End and Out the Other (a journey through the digestive system), Sensational Senses and Maths Adventure are all out now. Richard Platt is an award-winning author who has been published in over 30 countries. He has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize three times. Richard Watson is a fantastic illustrator of children's books with publishers including Templar, Usborne, Scholastic, OUP, Ladybird and Pearson Education.

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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Novelty book
14 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

27th August 2015



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