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The Boo! Book

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  86 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
This BOOOOOOk comes with a ghostly surprise.

Everyone has heard of haunted houses. You know, the ones that the mailman crosses the street to avoid. But it turns out that books can be haunted too. Of course all books are full of surprises—but The Boo! Book has a spooky one: A ghost! He rearranges the words, flips the pictures upside down, and waits very patiently for his spe
Hardcover, 46 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Oct 17, 2012 Brenda rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Book Description "Everyone has heard of haunted houses. You know, the ones that the mailman crosses the street to avoid. But it turns out that books can be haunted too." Apparently this is in the "spirit of The Monster at the End of this Book." The ghost rearranges words, flips pictures upside down and pulls a little girl into the book in order to get his special ending. The illustrations of the little girl are wonderful, it's just not one of my favorite Halloween books.
Apparently houses aren't the only things that can be haunted. Follow along as an adorable little girl tells you just how to find out if the book you are reading is haunted by a book ghost. It shouldn't surprise you that books are haunted too. After all, the word book does begin with BOO! A cute and lively story is made exceptionally atmospheric with Nicoletta Ceccoli's enchanting illustrations.
Katie Krimmel
Sep 27, 2012 Katie Krimmel rated it it was amazing
The Boo! Book written by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is a very cute book that can be enjoyed year round and not only at Halloween. It is about how to find out if your book is haunted by a book ghost and if so what to do about it. Such things to look for in a haunted book would be scrambled words. If the book is for sure haunted by a book ghost then you must make sure book gets read every once in a while or the ghost might get bored. What would you do if you had a ghost in your books?

The illustrations
Hayley Zamzow
Oct 25, 2012 Hayley Zamzow rated it really liked it
In true Halloween time fashion, this book explores the spoooky abilities of ghosts. Did you know they can haunt houses and... books? This book explores how you can know if a ghost is haunting your book.

Not too scary, this book would be great for K-2nd graders. Its pop up features create an interactive feature for younger readers or listeners.

The cute twist on a scary concept would certainly appeal to children. Also, the enchanting illustrations add to the overall experience.

As a librarian, this
Abby Brithinee
Feb 02, 2013 Abby Brithinee rated it really liked it
Is there a ghost in your book? The Boo! Book shows you how to tell if there is, and what to do about it if your book is haunted.

This picture book is gorgeously illustrated. The words are minimal, with one sentence per page and sometimes per two-page spread, and it's written more as an instruction manual than than a story. It depends heavily on the pictures, but it can, because the pictures you'll find inside are much like the cover: whimsical, creative, and charmingly adorable. I'll be holding o
Mar 28, 2013 Clarissa rated it really liked it
This was really cute. I wasn't crazy about the illustrations, but the idea of haunted books is fun. The book tells you how to know if the book you are reading is haunted: "Let's say you're reading a story about a girl walking her dog on a sunny day. If you turn the page and suddenly the dog is walking the girl at midnight in a snowstorm there is a good chance that the book is haunted."
Aug 08, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, picture-books
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a hanted book...basic rules of bookkeeping. 1. Don't leave your book out in the rain 2. Don't reshelve it upside down and...

beautiful colorful soft illustrations with a fun well sized font
great ending
Ceccoli's style is growing on me...found myself really enjoying the quirky 3D/2D blend in this book as well as the slightly meta narrative experience. Younger kids who want a scary-but-not-really book will appreciate this one.
Feb 14, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
The pictures are lovely, the story seems a bit hard for young children to follow. Maybe a bit too complex and scary.
Mar 28, 2013 Slee rated it liked it
Imaginative. Fun. Enjoyable. However, I think my son is afraid of books now, but only for pretend, I hope.
long but good pictures and premise
Kimberly Souza
Aug 04, 2014 Kimberly Souza rated it really liked it
Love this book and love, love, love the illustrations.
Oct 15, 2016 Katie rated it it was ok
Shelves: pb
Don't let the soft illustrations fool you, this book is VERY creepy. I'm clearly in the minority here, but I wouldn't tell anyone they could be sucked into a book by a ghost.
Amy Brown
Nov 27, 2015 Amy Brown rated it liked it
Neat, original idea.
Sep 17, 2012 Rochelley rated it it was amazing
LOVE the illustrations!
Dec 06, 2012 Lindsay rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Good for kids asking for a scary book.
Aug 17, 2012 Jacqueline rated it liked it
Cute story that wasn't really sure what kind of book it wanted to be, a pop up or a scary story.
Apr 13, 2013 Jodie rated it liked it
Cute story about ghosts who like to live in books rather than haunt houses.
Linda Atkinson
Aug 16, 2012 Linda Atkinson rated it liked it
Love the illustrations, but felt the story went a little long.
Sep 22, 2012 Ryan rated it liked it
This books tells you how to treat the ghosts that live inside books. A cute book, but there was another similar title that I liked better
Jul 27, 2016 Cat rated it it was amazing
Not too scary tale for little ones. Might be nice to read for Halloween. Love the ghosts in the book!
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Danica Midlil
Aug 31, 2013 Danica Midlil rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Eh. Not a fan of the illustrations and the story is just eh.
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