Northwest NEWS

September 20, 1999

Entertainment

Patricia Hubbard

'Trick or Treat Countdown'

   Holiday House Books For Young People announces a new picture book by Fall City author Patricia Hubbard. Trick or Treat Countdown, illustrated by Micheal Letzig, is a counting book for the young child. Colorful pictures and rhyming text offer Halloween fun while teaching how to count from one to twelve.

   What reviewers say--Booklist (9/1/99): "The simple poem and recurring statement that Halloween is all make-believe will reassure two and three-year-olds, as will Letzig's bright illustrations, which have a toned-down spookiness just right for little ones."

   School Library Journal (9/99): "While Halloween concept books are nothing new, this attractive title with serve as a non-threatening read-aloud for the preschool set."

   Trick or Treat Countdown is available at local bookstores. Book signings are scheduled at: Issaquah Barnes & Noble, Tues., Oct. 5, at 11 a.m.; Woodinville Barnes & Noble, Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m.; Issaquah Library, Tues., Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m.; Borders Books in Redmond Town Center, Wed., Oct. 13, at 10a.m.

   Patricia Hubbard's earlier picture book, My Crayons Talk (Henry Holt, 1996), is on recommended book lists, has been translated into Japanese and Korean, and is in its fourth printing. That book is now available in paperback as well as hardback.

   The author lives with her husband on the Snoqualmie River. They have two grown children. She is active in the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church. The author has a masters degree in social work and has worked with young children.