Thursday, 18 September 2014

Review: Five Little Ghosts by Patricia Hegarty and Julia Woolf

Publisher: Caterpillar Books
Format: Hardcover board book
Released: September 1st, 2014
Rating: 8.5/10

Amazon summary:

Five little ghosts at the end of the day, are on the lookout for somewhere to play! Follow the adventures of five little ghosts in this comical rhyming caper. From a dress-up box to midnight feasts, this cute board book features a host of friendly Halloween mischief! 


Five Little Ghosts is a fantastic board book for any little readers out there who like ghostly goings on. It's about give ghosts who, at the end of their day, and trying to find somewhere to play. They're all quite mischievous and soon make friends with a cute little frog and a bewildered cat, then they paint pictures, dress up and even have a bath. It's a busy day for these five ghosties!

Each ghost in Five Little Ghosts is illustrated differently, and each has their own personality. They're really cute (I love cute Casper-like ghosts) and Julia Woolf has done a great job with illustrating them. They all seem to be fans of horror comedy shows too, which is always a good thing!

This story rhymes all the way through, making it a fun book with fairly simple vocabulary that shouldn't be a problem for little readers. Patricia Hegarty has written at a level I'm guessing is perfect for 3+ children, maybe slightly younger, and the accompanying illustrations compliment it perfectly.

I don't know about you, but I'm loving all these children's books with a Halloween/paranormal theme. The possibilities are endless when it comes to stories and pictures, and what could be better than five little ghosts? Don't forget to look for the cat and frog featured on every double page - they're waiting for you to find them!

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