Time For Halloween, Lambie

Carrie Turley

Written by Carrie Turley
Illustrated by Summer Parico

It’s time for Halloween, but Lambie isn’t sure how he feels about this spooky holiday.

Filled with excitement over carving pumpkins, picking a costume, and filling his trick-or-treat bag with sticky sweet treats, he’s also just a bit worried it will all be too SCARY! Grab your goblins and see how Lambie’s big imagination helps him have a howling good time.

Ages 3-8, 11″x8.5″


  1. Essien Asian for Readers’ Favorite

    Once again it’s time for the spookiest holiday of the year! Halloween is barely days away but everyone’s favorite sheep does not sound so excited about it. Lambie feels Halloween is too frightening for this little sheep and she voices her misgivings. It’s left to her friends to convince her that Halloween is not one bit as scary as she imagines it. With a Jack-o-lantern, decorations, and ornaments as well as the odd skeleton, everything is set for a Halloween Lambie will never forget. With Time For Halloween, Lambie, this children’s storybook written by Carrie Turley and illustrated by Summer Parico promises to be special.

    Time For Halloween, Lambie is a book written specifically for children between the ages of 2 and 8. The first thing that catches the reader’s eye is the brilliant use of color in the design. The hues are much what you would expect to see if a child wrote it. The rhymes are simple enough to follow. They are spaced out between the equally eye-catching pictures. It is also nice to note that basic shapes are discussed in a do-it-yourself manner that encourages a child to join in the activities mentioned in the book. Carrie Turley and Summer Parico must be commended for the effort put into this book. It is not an easy feat to design a book that appeals to a particular age bracket but, Time For Halloween, Lambie does this with ease.

  2. School Library Journal

    PreS-Gr 1—When Halloween comes around, Lambie, a one-eyed plushie sheep, is reluctant about everything, from decorating the house to picking a costume. Lambie’s owner, a yellow-haired little girl who is clearly exuberant about the festivities, has an answer to Lambie’s “But that’s scary” refrain as she makes the frightening skeleton dance, frosts the spooky cookies, and explains that parents will come along for trick-or-treating. After collecting massive amounts of candy, the duo asserts that “Halloween’s been lots of fun/ Let’s play again next year!” Turley’s simple rhyming verses and formulaic repetition of Lambie’s fears versus the girl’s solution will appeal to the youngest audience members who might be as daunted by Halloween as Lambie is. Parico’s homey, stylized, cartoonish illustrations brim with good cheer and excitement for the fun holiday. VERDICT A sweet homespun introduction to celebratory traditions for little ones who might need encouragement finding the less scary and more entertaining side of Halloween. An optional purchase for libraries looking to expand their Halloween collections.

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