Our Unforgettable Halloween

Children - Picture Book
28 Pages
Reviewed on 10/17/2020
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Author Biography

Victor Teran is an award-winning children's book author and entrepreneur. A two-time martial arts Hall of Fame. American Martial Arts Legend Award recipient. Featured in Chuck Norris's book, "Who's who in the Martial Arts". Marine Corps combat veteran (1996-2004). Served in the Federal Government (2004-2013). Has honorably served our nation for over seventeen years.

His children's book, "Landon's First Taekwon-Do Lesson", is a reader's favorite, awarded the five star seal, and awarded in the Children - Action category at the International Book Award Contest.

Our 5-Star reader's favorite recommendations:
"Our Trip to the Zoo" - Book Excellence Award Recipient and 2020 NYC Big Book Award Winner.
"Bunk the Chipmunk's Quarantine Story" - Book Excellence Award Nominee
"Our Bedtime Routine" - Book Excellence Award Nominee
"Our Unforgettable Halloween" - Book Excellence Award Nominee

Not only does Mr. Teran continue to educate and share his love for storytelling and creative writing, but he also teaches martial arts to the youth and adults around the world.

Sharing life experiences, martial arts philosophy, healthy living, self-defense and military defensive tactics.

"Our mission is to create and write children books that will impact their young minds in a very positive way. Books that are filled with vivid illustrations, great imagination, passion, and empowering messages."

"Stay creative, use your imagination and enjoy the writing process!"

You can reach out to the author on Instagram @LT_Bookz

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rylanne Burdette for Readers' Favorite

In Our Unforgettable Halloween by Victor Teran, Landon and Leah come up with a fun idea for trick-or-treat night. They decide to host a haunted house, and with the help of their parents, they put together a super spooky and fun event for other children in the neighborhood. Although the kids who visit are scared at first, their trip through the different sections of the house are worth it in the end when they find an amazing selection of candy. Landon and Leah's haunted house becomes a huge success, and they are so happy with how it turns out!

Everything about this book was absolutely adorable and perfect for young children. With Halloween right around the corner, Our Unforgettable Halloween is such a fun book that really captures the exhilarating experience of trick-or-treating for kids everywhere. The entire book is beautifully made, from the writing to the illustrations. Victor Teran did a wonderful job with the illustrations on each page, and I think the rhythm of the book really drives the story and makes it an easy read for all young kids. For parents who are working with their children and teaching them how to read, this could be a great stepping stone. The language is simple, and the story reads like a song due to the lyrical manner in which it is written. Our Unforgettable Halloween has put me in the mood for October, and I think it could get other kids really excited about dressing up and trick-or-treating. This was a super cute book, and I cannot recommend it enough for children.

Jack Magnus

Our Unforgettable Halloween is a holiday-themed adventure picture book for children, grades k-3, written by Victor Teran. Landon and Leah loved Halloween and would be going trick-or-treating, but they had other plans for this Halloween as well. First, they decorated every room in their house, filling them with ghosts, spiders, jack-o-lanterns, and other spooky stuff. Then their mom and dad got in on the act, and the four of them decided to make their house into a haunted mansion. They waited excitedly for the first group of trick-or-treaters to arrive. Finally! Dad, who was dressed as a very dapper vampire, spoke in a deep and scary voice, inviting the group to enter -- if they dare. Would they? Landon and Leah and their parents hoped they would. They had put in so much effort to make their haunted mansion an exciting and spook-filled experience.

Victor Teran’s Our Unforgettable Halloween is apt to get readers of all ages excited and ready for this year’s Halloween festivities. I loved seeing how the entire family gets involved in making this year’s celebration a special one and particularly enjoyed seeing how each family member is costumed, especially Mom, who is dressed as Medusa. The faces on the trick-or-treaters as they listen to Dad’s spectral invitation and consider whether they dare enter are priceless -- as is seeing the faces on Leah and Landon and their parents as they await their first victims. And yes, there’s slime and crawling hands, and lots of fun for everyone. Our Unforgettable Halloween is a marvelous way to get into the Halloween mood this year; it’s most highly recommended.

Melinda Facal

Our Unforgettable Halloween by Victor Teran is an entertaining read that highlights the joy and magic of make-believe. In this delightful poem, a family of four temporarily transforms their home into a haunted mansion with everyone pitching in to create a memorable Halloween. Trick-or-treaters are greeted with surprises, spooky sound effects, decorations, and props while on a haunted tour of the house. Readers can see the enjoyment this family has in playfully scaring guests in their creepy abode. The vibrant and detailed illustrations throughout the story set a festive and exciting mood that encourages the reader to join in the anticipation of what’s to come on this Halloween night. This charming book captures the thrill of being scared while knowing that you are safe.

Our Unforgettable Halloween by Victor Teran is like an exciting Halloween party filled with costumes, candy, tricks, and treats. It is entertaining to see all of the trick-or-treaters dressed in colorful costumes, as well as their reactions to the frights and surprises awaiting them in the haunted house. The many rhyming words throughout this poem will make it fun for parents and caregivers to read aloud, and for children to listen to. I liked that each potentially scary part of the haunted mansion was described, and a family member was shown creating the spooky moment. I think young readers will enjoy seeing how the family works behind the scenes to create a mysterious and ghostly experience. Our Unforgettable Halloween is a highly recommended read that celebrates all the joy that Halloween can bring.

Barbara Fanson

Our Unforgettable Halloween is a frightfully wonderful book celebrating the scary seasonal tradition. Author Victor Teran has written a scary but imaginative story of a slightly different night of trick-or-treating. The family invites trick-or-treaters into their “haunted” house to play an assortment of gags and pranks on them. Children will love the story and may be tempted to haunt their own house. Parents and children will love the rhyming story and the imaginative ploys to scare people. Since they will get a behind-the-scenes look at how the pranks are created, children will not be scared. Hopefully, it will dispel some of the fears associated with tricks and treats. After the tricks, children are invited to enjoy treats.

Our Unforgettable Halloween is a fun story of a family pranking trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Author Victor Teran has created a rhyming story that children will enjoy reading alone or with a parent. Bound to become a classic seasonal book, I think children will read it again and again. And don’t be surprised if they try a trick or two. The full-color illustrations will help to draw children into the book and the expressive faces help to convey the action. Strong, bold colors fill the pages, but I also like the comic-style pages with panels representing individual scenes. This is a book that children and parents will read often because of the rhyming and fun story accompanied by lovely artwork. This book is bound to become a holiday favorite and should adorn shelves in school, public, and home libraries.