Monday, September 8, 2008

Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

For those looking for a cute new Halloween book for their preschool age children, this book will charm even the smallest of readers. A girl moves into a big, beautiful home only to discover it is haunted by ghosts. But this little girl isn’t afraid, and she knows just what to do with those pesky spooks. Her hilarious answer to the problem will have kids giggling and wishing their house was haunted too. The simple black, orange, and white woodcut illustrations in this book are darling and the smiling ghosts are not scary in the least. Keep your eye on the main character’s white cat. His antics are almost as fun as his young owner’s.

1 comment:

curlyq said...

I loved the story and illustrations as well! The story is funny and charming and the graphic, blocky illustrations with the tissue-paper overlay ghosts are the perfect complement. I especially liked things like the smiley face on the trash can. Delightful!