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Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness
Freaky fun abounds from childrens author Calef Brown's newest book
by Wendy Dembo
on 12 October 2010
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A contemporary Dr. Seuss, Calef Brown's childrens books are as an exciting read for kids as they are adults. His catchy rhymes put his self-illustrated book "Flamingos on the Roof" a place on the NY Times bestselling list and his latest edition "Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness" is no less entertaining.

Filled with tongue twisters and short poems, Brown says "Since childhood, Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes, candy, and as an artist, the spooky color palette is a revelation—brick reds, oranges of every hue, deep blues, sour greens surrounded by overripe purples. I loved immersing myself in this eerie family of color while creating the paintings for Hallowilloween."

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Brown continues, "I wanted the poems to be funny and engaging but also have an edge and touches of darkness." His slightly sinister take on standard Halloween creatures—ghosts, vampires and mummies—is perfectly spooky and a great read year round.

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"Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness" sells online from Amazon and Powells for $17.

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