“If you’ve ever been frightened by a ghost, the thought of becoming friends with one might seem awfully scary.”
Don’t be scared — this how-to guide will help you understand “the dos and don’ts” when meeting and keeping your new pale pal. Rebecca Green both authored and illustrated this cute and clever picture book, her first, which offers the reader visual or verbal surprises on every spread.
Beginning with how to find a ghost (you can’t, they find you), the book offers how-to sections as follows: “Ghost Basics” (don’t run, wave), “Ghost Care” (do not let your ghost help with the laundry), “Growing Together” (your ghost will follow you into your adult endeavors and beyond). Clever details include gross-out food suggestions (the “wacky snackies”), including a recipe for “floating spaghetti and mudballs” (ick!)
This title would best be enjoyed as a read-aloud with one or more trick-or-treaters ages 4 through 10. Both parents and little ones will enjoy the illustrations and how-to tips; grade-schoolers will see through and enjoy more of the wordplay and jokes.