October 19, 2011

Ghosts Eating Toast

Kids, this is my favorite Halloween book. ‘Three Little Ghosties’ by Pippa Goodhart and AnnaLaura Cantone. Notice I said MY. Julia used to adore it last year as well, but this year her scare-o-meter has become more sensitive – she ran yelling out of the grocery store the other day because there was a skeleton hanging up inside the store entrance. And when we went to the craft store a couple weeks ago, she buried her face in my side and refused to look up because there was some kind of ghoul, or maybe it was a skeleton/Scary Thing with glowing eyes – she was FLIPPED OUT.

BUT – I have to assert that this book is hilarious and you should check it out! Julia says she still thinks it is really funny, she just finds the pictures too weird right now. So I’ll have to enjoy this book with you. I have to stress that last year it was her favorite Halloween book and it really is a hoot!

The gist is that three little ghosts are eating their favorite snack of toast (remember the nursery rhyme?) and taking great delight in being ever so naughty. They like to play ‘tricksies’ on anyone they can find, be it a witch, ogre or monster. Then they giggle ‘HEE HEE HEE’ with great glee.

Off they go, causing merry mischief, until they happen upon a little boy who scares them more than they scare him. Oopsie.

So they run away home to their mamas, ‘sucking their thumbsies’ and get a scolding.

Naughty little imps.

Soooo, what’s your favorite Halloween book? And what’s your kiddo’s favorite Halloween book? Are they the same book?


  1. My favorite Halloween book is Mousekin's Golden House http://www.amazon.com/mousekins-golden-house-edna-miller/dp/B0000CMQ3S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319129704&sr=1-4 I loved all the Mousekin books, to tell the truth, but this was always a favorite.
    Wyatt's birthday is the day before Halloween, so he especially loves this holiday. We have a few Halloween books that we leave out year round, and he and Brynly tend to agree on their favorites: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, Room on the Broom, Ten Timid Ghosts...but the one getting a lot of face time right now is "And Then Comes Halloween" http://www.amazon.com/Then-Comes-Halloween-Tom-Brenner/dp/0763652997/ref=pd_sim_b11

  2. Oh how fun Laura! 'Room on the Broom' is fantastic, I'm talking about that one really soon! I didn't know your son's b-day was right before Halloween! I always thought that would be a super fun time to have a birthday :) ~Melissa