Woo! the Not-So-Scary Ghost
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Woo! the Not-So-Scary Ghost

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Woo is through with being a cute little ghost. He wants to be big and scary, so that no one can tell him to clean his room or brush his teeth. And when he makes his ghostly sound, he wants to be very frightening! Why can't anyone else see that?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Sarah Sammis
Like Little Pea, Woo is a story of reversals. Woo teaches the importance of family and of going to school in this cute story of a ghost who runs away from home.

Woo is a ghost and a child. Like most children, Woo wants to be taken seriously and wants to be seen as a big kid. For a ghost, that means being as scary as possible to non-ghosts. And like many children, Woo doesn't want to go school. Woo decides to set out on his own and prove to the world what big ghost he is. Woo runs away after bedti...more
Normally ghosts are super scary...but in this book their usual scariness is softened and actually a bit comical. I enjoyed the silliness of it. The artwork is also so adorable.
Katie Casey
Micah is fascinated with ghosts, but obviously I don't want him reading scary books or he'll be in our room every night... this one is perfect!
Really cute story, started out pretty good, but then gets a little weird. It had great potential but somewhere it went wrong...
Woo is tired of being told what to do because he is a little ghost. So he packs up his stuff one night and sneaks out of his bedroom. Out in the wild, Woo practices his scaring techniques to little avail. When the sun comes up he heads home, scared. The daytime is scary and little ghosts shouldn't be out alone. A dog chases him, a farmer's wife washes, dries and irons him, a goat tries to eat him...

Finally Woo finds a way out but has to try out his fiercest scare technique.
Rita Webb
This is really rather cute. Woo decides to run away one morning, the time when all good little ghosts should be in bed, and ends up running back home. My daughter really loves this one and keeps requesting it every night.
Cute book about Woo, the ghost. We liked the illustrations.
Oct 24, 2009 Carrie rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Super cute illustrations! Love them.
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