The Sugar Goblin Entices Children to Trade Candy for Tricks and Gifts

Posted on September 12, 2016

The Sugar Goblin encourages children to trade in candy for tricks and gifts. The sugar-eating goblin is available as a plush toy and book. The book is written by Crystal and Michael Boyle with illustrations by Darren Cranford.

The Boyles came up with the idea for The Sugar Goblin when they realized their children were collecting more candy than they should eat on Halloween. The Boyles say families invite a Sugar Goblin into their home ahead of Halloween. The kids are then surprised by the tricks the little Goblin plays. Tricks can include things like hanging pictures upside down on the wall or making faces on plates out of breakfast food. Children are encouraged to part with some of the candy they collected on Halloween to help feed the Sugar Goblin village.

Crystal Boyle says in a statement, "Like the majority of parents, we wanted to limit the amount of Halloween candy eaten by our children and we loved the idea of extending the Halloween holiday tradition with a loveable Goblin who plays magical tricks throughout the house."

The Sugar Goblin storybook and plush toy can be found at and the book can be found on

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