Monday, September 9, 2013

100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts by Doogie Horner

I never thought a book about ghosts would be described as cute, adorable, sweet, or childlike.  I really never thought I would read a book that would entertain and thrill a five year old and make a thirty-six year old laugh out loud.

And when I say read, I'm not truly being honest.  This is a picture book after all, so other than an introduction written by the author, the rest of the words are simply the names of the one hundred ghosts represented on the pages.

Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance, picture the typical sheet ghost above a street grate,   Charlie Brown and R2D2 are both represented.  As are more whimsical ghosts; Russian Nesting Ghost, Cyclops (Mythical), Topiary, and Grumpy Cat to name a few.

Now I just need to figure out how to turn a few of these ides into real Halloween costumes.  How cute would it be to see a Holy Ghost sheet costume walking down the street.  Imagine this Halloween and a young girl comes up to your door looking like an Outhouse sheet ghost, how could you do anything but smile.  If this book wasn't $9.95 each, I know exactly what I would be giving out to trick-or-treaters this year.


bermudaonion said...

Those pages would be adorable framed!

The Reading Frenzy said...

Thanks Ryan it looks like a Boo-tiful book :)

Angela's Anxious Life said...

OK this looks fun!!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

How cool! I bet my boys would get a kick out of this. I know I would. I may have to just open my wallet for this one.