Thursday, August 15, 2013

100 Ghosts, A Gallery of Harmless Haunts by Doogie Horner

Do you and your child have a good imagination?  Is it really good?  Then get ready to see some of the strangest ghosts you've ever seen!

Quirk Books provided me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 10th, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is truly a quirky little book from Quirk Books.  If I can say that with a straight face, you get the idea about the type of humor in this book.  It's a bit punny.

If you have an active child, I'd recommend getting a sheet out before you even start reading.  Reading the book doesn't take long, but it will if they start trying to mimic some of the ghosts being illustrated.

There is a nice variety of odd ghosts in this group.  Imagine one called Marilyn Monroe on one page and a Dead Ghost later down the line.  You never know just what you will see next.  What you will find is that some are easy to copy, like the pregnant ghost.  Everybody can hold a ball under the sheet and play pregnant.

This may be an old-fashioned book, but there's no reason it can't be interactive, too.  Maybe you have an old sheet that could you could use, too, and you could both act silly.  My Mom did things like that.  I love her dearly for it, too.  Nothing was too staid for her, she joined in all the games.  Why not share some memories like that with your children?  The days are gone all too soon.

Happy reading.

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