Friday, 24 October 2014

NZ Writer and illustrator

Fifi Colston Ghoulish Get-Ups Scholastic NZ  2014  $19.00pb 48pp 
ISBN 978 1 7754 3247 0  Themes: Costume design/ Halloween costumes

Material for most of the costumes in this amazingly creative book will be found around the home  - the kitchen cupboard for the bloodier items ie zombie fingers, eyes of newt, guts and gore, claws and paws. The recycling box will provide many potential costume accessories but, as the writer says, don’t use glass or tin, as you want any blood to be fake and not yours.

It is just a week until Halloween so this book will come into its own over the next few days for parents, caregivers and children. However, it is much more than a how to do it manual for October 31st – it is full of ideas for all sorts of costumes (mostly of the freaky kind) that can be expanded upon and will be useful through the year.

A companion volume to Wearable Wonders which was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2014

Year 2 up/ Age 6 up (and for the use of willing adults)

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