I actually read this to both A who is three and K who is 9. Now A just thought it to be story and wasn't scared but I do recommend that it may be for ages 4 on up depending on how your child sees the story. To me it was not a scary book at all, but there is talk of spiders hanging from the chandler, eating boiled food which it shows a picture of eyeballs and spaghetti and brains. It has great rhyming and it works out well with the story. When we finish we learn that it isn't the trick or treater who is scared but dad, and that is what makes this so cute and a great Halloween read. I see us probably reading it again before October is over with. K liked it because it is a Halloween book, and thought the daring of eating something gross was cool but sick. Really fun story.