Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween Quiz by Malachy Doyle

As it's Halloween, and as I'm still a bit jet-lagged having only just got back from Grandparent duty over in Wales, here's a quiz.

The three year old was adamant he wanted to dress up as a rhino, by the way. And his dad had made a pumpkin into the monster from my picture book Hungry, Hungry, Hungry - which gave me the idea for what follows. 

Here's eight well-known Halloween-ish picture books.  I'll show you  a foreign edition cover and you have to tell me the title it went under in English. 

The prize is I don't come round to your place trick or treating. OK?




12 comments:

  1. Pumpkin Soup, Wolves in the Walls, Room on the Broom, and that all. How mortifying, I was so sure I'd know them all! Great post though.

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  2. Thanks for getting the pumpkin rolling, Lucy. That's three. Anyone else for the other five?

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  3. Adding Funnybones and Haunted House...

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    1. Yep, that gets us to five. Thanks Jane. I thought these last three might be the toughest.

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  4. I'll add What's In The Witch's Kitchen! Happy Halloween, Malachy!

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  5. Thanks Pippa. Two to go. Happy Halloween.

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  6. One is Emily Gravett's Spells, but can't help with the other.

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  7. Seven down. One to go. Anybody recognize the last one?

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  8. I'll show you the first spread, in English, tomorrow (Monday) morning if no one's got it by then. Someone's sure to get the title (and author / illustrator) then.

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  9. OK - if anybody's still playing, there's now a major clue next to the last book cover...

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  10. 'Dark Dark Tale' by Ruth Brown! From back in my bookselling days! Thanks for the game, Malachy.

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