Kazuno Kohara Ghosts in the House!

ISBN 13: 9781596437258

Ghosts in the House!

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9781596437258: Ghosts in the House!

Now available in board book format, this adorable ghost story will charm the very youngest Halloween trick-or-treaters.

Once there was a little witch whose house was haunted. But being a very clever little witch, she knew what to do: catch the ghosts, put them in the washing machine, and air them out to dry! Named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 2008, bold illustrations in a dynamic style bring this resourceful heroine and spooky ghosts to life. Just the right kind of scary for young children, this story brims full of cozy charm.

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About the Author:

KAZUNO KOHARA grew up in Japan and came to the U.K.as a student. She now lives in Cambridge, England, where she is studying printmaking.

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PreS—This visually arresting, easy picture book is a surprisingly powerful masterpiece of design. Laid out entirely on electric orange pages, the two-color scheme hearkens back to a bygone era in children's book publishing. Far from being dated or dull, though, Kohara's elegant achievement retains an oh-so-contemporary flair thanks to savvy layout techniques. The story is delightfully simple: a little witch moves into a haunted house, and, fortunately for her, she knows exactly what to do with a house full of ghosts. First she traps them, then she washes them, and finally she repurposes them as useful items, such as curtains, table linens, and bedding. The story ends happily, with smiling ghosts performing new jobs all over her house. The ghosts have the opacity of used dryer sheets and trick the eye into thinking there are two textures on the page; this unique optical illusion is so convincing that readers may find themselves compelled to reach out and touch them. The dense orange that saturates each page casts the whole book in a rich, warm twilight. Toddlers and preschoolers are sure to enjoy this engaging read. With its subzero fear factor, fun narrative, and artful illustrations, it's a surefire Halloween hit.—Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC
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