GHOST IN THE HOUSE
Candlewick Press, July 2013
Illustrated by Adam Record
It was a dark and spooky night… Wait! Did you hear that? It sounds like it might be… something scary! What is it? Turn the page and find out...
Reviews“This cumulative counting story consists of full-spread, digital artwork that features nonthreatening creatures set against smudgy backgrounds that evoke the feeling of an old, abandoned house. The simple rhyme has a bouncy rhythm that would make this book an enjoyable read-aloud for a not-so-scary storytime. This slightly spooky tale does not mention Halloween, so it can be enjoyed year-round.” –School Library Journal
“Writing in peppy, evocative verse, Paquette introduces the amiable residents of a haunted house, starting with a bloblike blue ghost, who is frightened when he hears a groan. … Record’s digital cartoons playfully suggest that fear is in the eye of the beholder.” –Publishers Weekly
“The bouncy rhyme in this cumulative story is engaging, and the scariness level is just right for the very young. Digitally created illustrations … feature clean compositions and an inventive use of type that will keep viewers focused and anticipating each new arrival.” –Horn Book