There's a Ghost in This House

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's a ghost in this house oliver jeffers

A captivating and utterly unique picture book with interactive, transparent pages about a girl who lives in a haunted house from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.

A young girl lives in a haunted house, but she has never seen a ghost. Are they white with holes for eyes? Are they hard to see? Step inside and help the girl as she searches under the stairs, behind the sofa, and in the attic for the ghost.

From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers comes a delightful picture book that breaks the fourth wall about young girl's determination to find the ghost haunting her house. Includes tracing paper pages that make the silly ghosts appear on each page. Perfect for Halloween!---from the publisher

40 pages 978-0593466186 Ages 4-8

Keywords: haunted house, ghost, humor, interactive, transparent pages, tracing paper, interactive book, Halloween, fun, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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There is always something intriguing about opening a book that is sealed in plastic so you can't browse its contents until it's too late. And with a title like There's a Ghost in this House you wonder what is hidden inside that needs to be confined.

So it was with great trepidation that I opened this new release from Oliver Jeffers, with its peek-a-boo cover particularly today of all days when we know that ghosts and ghouls are roaming the earth for their final time before heading one way or the other. Just what was I setting up? Would I be swamped by " a fraid of ghosts" that would haunt me and mine for ever?

But putting on my recently-discovered brave I answered the little girl's invitation to end the grand doors to this mysterious mansion that looks like it has come down through the ages, and helped her in her search for the ghost she had been told lived there. But what we found, or didn't, will remain a mystery between us for this is one book that needs no further explanation.

Save to say, that it is one of the most engaging, cleverly designed books that I've read and the publishers were right to put that plastic seal on it! This is Oliver Jeffers at his best!

Recommended by: Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

See more of her recommendations:

500 Hats http://500hats.edublogs.org/

The Bottom Shelf http://thebottomshelf.edublogs.org/

Storybook Cushions http:// bit.ly/storybook_cushions

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