Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Mom has to go help Grandma, but it's Halloween, and Carl and Madeleine don't want to miss out on the fun. So after Mom leaves, they make their own costumes and go out trick-or-treating by themselves. They even stop in at a party to bob for apples before they return safely to their house, content from their Halloween adventure and with Mom none the wiser.
Praise for Carl's Halloween
"In this addition to the long-running series, the lovable Rottweiler takes his young companion trick-or-treating throughout their neighborhood ... VERDICT Carl fans will enjoy this latest adventure." - School Library Journal -