What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost
, you'll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you.
A whimsical story about ghost care, Rebecca Green's debut picture book is a perfect combination of offbeat humor, quirky and sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.
September 5, 2017
Preschool - 3
Lexile: 650L | Fountas/Pinnell: N
is an illustrator, painter and self-proclaimed make-believe maker. She is the illustrator of The Unicorn in the Barn
, From Far Away
and The Glass Town Game
. In addition to working as an illustrator for children's and young adult books, magazines and galleries, she also helps run The Warren, a studio in Nashville that houses five working artists and hosts a variety of community events. Some of her clients include HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Wall Street Journal
and Flow Magazine
. How to Make Friends with a Ghost
is her first picture book.
A Globe and Mail 100 Best Books of 2017 pick
"Green’s picture-book debut is a guidebook that will be useful for anyone lucky enough to meet a ghost. . . . A solid guidebook to shelve with similar tomes on caring for monsters, trolls, fairies, dragons, and the like." --Kirkus Reviews
"[A] tender little love story." --The Globe and Mail
"Utterly endearing… a sweet picture book about enduring friendship." --The Horn Book
"[T]his charming ghost story warms the heart… a heartfelt lesson in kindness and caring, qualities essential to creating ‘lifelong (and beyond) friendships.'" --Booklist
"A warm, enduring friendship between girl and ghost is at the heart of this eccentric, consoling 'guide.' Perfect for Halloween." --The Toronto Star