Have you seen the new Halloween kid’s book Over in the Hollow? If you haven’t you need to pick one up. Like now! Drop whatever you’re doing and click on your favorite online book store and treat yourself or any kiddies in your life, this book.
Over in the Hollow by Rebecca Dickinson and illustrated by S. Britt is chocked full of spooky happy fun! The story was inspired by Olive A. Wadsworth’s classic counting rhyme, Over in the Meadow.
Thanks to flickr I discovered S.britt’s work a couple of years ago and have been a fan ever since. Over in the Hollow is his first illustrated book and he really hit the ball over the cemetery fence with this one. It might only take a few minutes to read the lovely story by Rebecca, but you’ll spend a few minutes on each page enjoying S.britt’s artwork.
I think my favorite page is either the Frankenstein page or the skeleton page. It’s hard to pick just one and I especially like all the little details he’s thrown in.
Now I know what book we’ll be putting on the coffee table every Halloween, Over in the Hollow!
Also, be sure to check out S. Britt’s new website. It’s just as fun as playing a board game!