Suddenly, Jacky Joe found himself right smack in the middle of his Halloween party! A ghost, a witch, and a spider surrounded him. His mama was nowhere to be found. He tried to think what to do.
Just then, the ghost said, "Thank you for inviting me to your party, Jacky Joe. I will spread out my white sheet and be your tablecloth. I will hold the bowl of punch and the chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting for you. I will help you to have the best party ever!"
Before Jacky Joe could answer, the witch spoke up. "Thank you for inviting me to your party, Jacky Joe," she said, and her voice was only a little bit cackly. "I will give you and your friends a ride on my broomstick. It will be fun to ride up to the moon and back--you'll see. I will help you to have the best party ever!"
Jacky Joe was just beginning to think about how it would feel to ride right across the face of the moon when the spider piped up. "Thank you for inviting me to your party, Jacky Joe. I will spin beautiful webs to decorate your playroom. Your friends will think this is the best party ever!"
Just as Jacky Joe was trying to decide what to do about all his strange guests, he felt someone gently shake his shoulder. It was his mama. "Time to get up, Jacky Joe," she said. "Today is Halloween. It's time to get everything ready for your party."
To Be Continued . . . .