Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's Halloween....

From the Karswell Greeting Kard Kollection, an assortment of wonderfully illustrated children's Halloween cards for you today, ranging from the 1940's through the 1960's, courtesy of American Greetings, Norcross, and Hallmark. The first card originally opened up with a rather large, scary spider that popped out from the gatefold, (unfortunately it has long since scurried off to that great web in the sky.) Also note the smiling ghost on the front of the third card is adorned with tiny, sparkly grains. Happy Halloween to everyone!







Friday, October 26, 2012

Ghastly Ghostly Riddles

Hey! You're gonna need some good jokes this Halloween while you're out trick 'r treatin', ain't ya? That candy ain't gonna crack jokes on its own. Here are some boney-fried classics from Ghastly Ghost Riddles (Scholastic Books, 1977) by Gloria D. Miklowitz and Peter Desberg, with hilarious illustrations by Dave Ross. Learn 'em all-- and watch that treat bag overflow!

What do ghosts ride at amusement parks?

What time is it when a ghost haunts your house?

What is a ghost's favorite bird?

What do witches put on their hair?

What do ghosts eat for dessert?

What is as sharp as a vampire's fang?

Why was there no food left after the monster's party?

How can you make a witch scratch?

Why did the fly fly?

Why do bats fly at night?

What do witches eat at the beach?

How do vampires stay clean?

Why did the witches call off the baseball game?

What can a witch do with her broom when she doesn't fly?

Why did the black cat cross the cemetery?

Why do children yell "trick or treat" on Halloween?

Why does a vampire wear black suspenders?

How much does a truck full of bones weigh?

Why do people get dressed up on Halloween?

Why should you take out the insides of hot dogs for a Halloween party?

What do ghosts say to each other on Valentine's Day?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jack and Jill Halloween '76

Highlights from the October 1976 Halloween issue of Jack and Jill Vol. 38 #8, featuring poems, treats, games, stories, and a brief Edgar Allan Poe bio... love that cover art by BB Sams too!