Skeletons might seem frightening, but if you look closer, there’s nothing much to fear. They can’t run fast, they’re terrible at hide-and-seek, and they’re scared of everything. When a group of trick-or-treaters runs into an actual skeleton on an enchanted Halloween night, they do whatever they can get away. But what does the skeleton really want? What if they’re just looking for a friend?
With distinctive, quirky illustrations and humorous rhyming text, this book invites you to find out whether this bag of bones is a trick or a treat!
Rebecca Evans worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to her first love: children’s books. Working out of her home studio, she has authored and/or illustrated over twenty picture books and middle-grade readers. She lives in Maryland with her husband and four children.
Katrin Dreiling is a German-born language teacher who moved to Australia with her husband and three children. She teaches art to both adults and children, and has illustrated numerous books. Recently Katrin was awarded the Harper Collins Illustrators Showcase Award 2019 at the biannual SCBWI conference in Sydney.
“If You Ever Meet A Skeleton nicely demonstrates how something fearful can seem much less so when reduced to its parts, a comforting message for little readers. A high-interest and refreshing take on a traditionally creepy creature.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[…] Raucous illustrations are packed with visual treats.” — Horn Book