While many people relate life experiences to the always appropriate Friends episodes, my sister and I share our own code of reference: children's books. In fact, there's hardly a circumstance where we don't allude to The Zoopie Zats, The Ice Cream Cone Coot, Miss Suzy, or Owl at Home.
Since it's that time of year when ghosts 'n goblins make their annual debut, Sis and I are giving our old standbys a break and turning to more relevant material, The Monsterologist. Her newfound favorite delves into the scientific study of both well-known monsters [Loch Ness, Count Dracula, Frankenstein anyone?] and evolving species—basically a 101 of beastly psychology to understand the hows and whys of monster behavior. And even better? This bone-chilling collaboration between Bobbi Katz and Adam McCauley is perfectly suited for ghouls of all ages. The rhythmic reading will hypnotize tiny tots and the more mature will stay glued to the interactive pages and enchanting illustrations made from gold foil and devilish die-cuts. It's the ultimate brew for Halloween...and beyond.