Halloween’s just around the corner--celebrate with a girl and a cat who move into a house that’s haunted. Donning their witch and black-cat costumes, they catch the elusive ghosts, put them through the washer, and hang them out to dry. Kids will be delighted to watch the ingenious witch employ the ghosts as window curtains, a lovely tablecloth for a tea party, and cozy coverlets for the beds. Adults will appreciate Kohara’s black linocut prints on deep tangerine pages, with the fluid ghosts cut from contrasting white tissue. Stars and a crescent moon adorn the final endpapers, guarding the peacefully sleeping little witch, the cat, and the smiling ghosts. (This lively and beautifully designed book was honored as one of the New York Times’ Ten Best Illustrated Books for 2008.)
2008; Ages 3 to 6
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Recommended by: Barbara Talcroft
Barbara Talcroft reviews children’s books professionally for childrenslit.com and for Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. She has a Master’s degree in International Children’s Literature. She also has many years’ experience as a teacher. Barbara is one of the founders of LANTERN and its past chairperson.