Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Book Review: 'The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle

✰✰✰✰½ What’s a parent ghost to do when his ghost children won’t go to sleep? Tell bedtime stories, of course. So when Franny and Frankie demand a scary story before bed, Father Ghost gives in. But one story is never enough. So Father Ghost shares three short stories, each one scarier than the last. The stories include The Scary Baby, The Haunted Hamburger, and The Big Bad Granny. Each ghost story concludes with a funny and clever twist ending that will leave you laughing all the way to bed.

The Bottom Line: David LaRochelle’s collection of three short ghost stories is a hit for Halloween. These “spooky” stories are humorous and fun to read. I loved the surprise twist endings, especially the one at the very end, and kids will too. Additionally, Paul Meisel’s illustrations perfectly match the hilarious tone of the book. This spooktacularly funny book will be read again and again by kids in Grades 2 - 5. These ghost stories are very highly recommended for everyone.

Details: The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Paul Meisel. Hardcover picture book published in 2011 by Dutton Children’s Books. 40 p. ISBN: 978-0-525-42272-3

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