Kids will be sweet on reading about the amazing and crazy history of their favorite candy and Halloween in the new illustrated chapter book, A Lil’ Twirly Story of Candy.
What is Halloween?
Did you know that Halloween is one of the biggest gift-giving holidays in the United States? Because the holiday falls between back to school and winter holidays- it has become an opportunity for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to give something special to the children in their lives, on top of the candy they get from trick-or-treating.
Origins of Trick-or-Treating
So, what’s the story with trick-or-treating anyway? Although Halloween itself has Celtic roots dating back to the 9th century in Britain and Ireland, trick-or-treating did not become tradition in the United States until the 1920s. Giving a treat, instead of receiving a trick, would send the door-knocking mischief makers away. At the time, the custom was to receive pastries. Luckily for kids, giving candy has taken over.
History of Candy
As rich as the history of Halloween is, so is candy! The book A Lil’ Twirly Story of Candy, is an illustrated, humorous chapter book featuring the truly amazing and crazy history behind all of our favorite candy. It’s a wonderful Halloween gift opportunity that is sure to make kids smile. And the second most entertaining thing for a child to do at Halloween aside from receiving candy? Reading about it.