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Ghosts in the house! /

by Kohara, Kazuno.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012, c2008Edition: 1st board book ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 14 cm.ISBN: 9781596437258 : HRD; 1596437251 : HRD.Subject(s): Ghosts -- Fiction | Witches -- Fiction | Haunted houses -- FictionSummary: Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains, table linens, and bedding. On board pages.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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

Reprint. Originally published: 2008.

Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains, table linens, and bedding. On board pages.

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Horn Book Review

(Preschool, Primary) This picture book gets back to basics with three-color illustrations, a simple text, and old-fashioned charm that isn't at all dated. Kohara's child-friendly pictures help set the tone. Attention-holding, uncomplicated compositions feature clean jack-o'-lantern-like shapes in warm black, pumpkin orange, and translucent white (for the ghosts, natch). The story is just as straightforward. A girl and her cat move into an old house and discover it's haunted. Luckily, "the girl wasn't just a girl. She was a witch!" Better yet, "she knew how to catch ghosts." Donning her black pointy hat, the witch girl and her cat familiar (wearing a black-cat suit) hop on her magic broom and start ghost wrangling -- which, frankly, looks like a lot of fun. The ghosts seem as happy to be caught as not; the mostly smiling characters make clear that no one is really scared. After she's caught the ghosts -- and washed and dried them -- the resourceful girl repurposes her charges around the house. Her still-smiling curtains, grinning tablecloth, and, of course, peacefully sleeping bed sheets are the perfect ending to a happy Halloween story. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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