It's Halloween, and Alphonse imagines 10 different costumes as he counts the candies that he is preparing for trick-or-treaters. He gobbles candies as he counts and is left with none as the first knock sounds at the door.
Werner Zimmermann is a bestselling children's book illustrator whose works include A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequels, At the Pond, the Farmer Joe series, Snow Day, Henny Penny, Pippin the Christmas Pig and In My Backyard. He has been nominated three timesfor the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, and he and Jean Little won the Mr. Christie's Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. Wernerlivesin Guelph, Ontario. Visit him online at www.wernerzimmermann.ca.