Ghosts in the House!
JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF SWEET AND SCARY for the youngest trick-or treaters
At the edge of town lives a clever girl with a spooky problem: Her house is haunted! Luckily, she happens to be a witch and knows a little something about taking care of ghosts. She catches them, puts them in the washing machine, airs them out to dry, and gives them new lives as sofa covers, table cloths, a
I was captivated by the cover art at a bookstore Halloween book display and found a copy at my library. I am glad I didn't buy it on impulse as it's not the sort of story I'd want to read over and over again, though the illustrations ARE wonderful!
I am afraid I must join the minority of reviewers here who found the storyline troubling. Little Witch moves to a new house, but the only problem is, it is full of ghosts. So, she uses her clever, witching ...more
Update: I like this book even better the second time around. The story feels empowering to children who are afraid of ghosts and other spooks. My daughter has been struggling lately with being afraid of the night, and I love that this story shows how she can take control of her own fea ...more
Like the friend who put me onto this - I wouldn't like to say she recommended it, as her reaction was rather mixed - I was immediately drawn in by Kohara's Halloween-appropriate artwork, with its bold, bl(The ...more
This is a great story to read to younger elementary students at Halloween time. It looks scary and very Halloween-y with its orange and black graphics, and traditional white/semi-transparent ghosts. It is a ghost (and witch) story that i ...more
The linoleum cut-style illustrations added a rudimentary touch that complimented the simple story. As some have complained here, the tale IS simple. There is no message delivered with a heavy hand. However, I feel the simplicity is the story's strength. Why can't a picture book just be about a simple concept: a witch moves into a haunted house and makes draperies of the ghosts. The pictures make the ta ...more
I looked familiar.
I figured it was a classic from back in the day.
I knew I had read it before.
(pick it up flip to the publication date... 2008)
Wait! Huh? But I could have sworn I read it before.
So right there, with out even checking it out.
I read it.
It was simple.
It was cute.
It was sweet and charming.
Perfect little ghost story for any little wit ...more
And no, the PC-police don't need to worry, she is not torturi ...more
A little girl goes to live in an old house at the edge of town, but the house is haunted. It’s a good thing that the girl isn’t just any girl. She’s also a witch! She knows how to catch ghosts, which is a good thing because she has quite a few that she needs to catch. She puts them in the washing machine and then hangs them on the clothesline to dry. Afterwards, they become great curtains, tablecloths, and blankets so tha ...more
First of all love the color scheme ... it's all in orange and black with a touch of white (the ghosts!). Perfect for the fall. They have sort of a retro vibe that grownups reading the book might like, too. But we're not talking about grownups liking this book, are we? ;]
The illustrations are just fun! The little ghost mouths on the curtains and tablecloths will delight the picture book crowd ...more
Kazuno Kohara’s orange-and-black manga-esque illustrations are fantastic, with dynamic lines that ke ...more