Hello, friends! Our book today is How to Hide a Ghost: A Lift-the-Flap Book by MacKenzie Haley, a charmingly spooky board book for little readers.
The littlest bookworms can play an interactive game of hide-and-seek with a group of sneaky ghosts as they camouflage themselves throughout a spooktastic Halloween party. Hiding in jack-o-lanterns, crystal balls, balloons, and beehive hairdos, these friendly specters are sure to fright and delight.
Adorable! A simple concept, sweet illustrations, and enjoyable rhyming text come together nicely to create a Halloween board book concept that feels fresh and engaging. The tone isn’t scary but spooky-sweet, with the darling ghosts and their young monster pals, who range from a skeleton to a mummy to a witch to a fairly wholesome-looking zombie and more, giving the artwork colorful charm on every page. The rhyme scheme isn’t always consistent, but it never trips over itself or feels complicated to read aloud. The construction is nice, offering thick pressed-cardboard flaps instead of the typical paper-thin ones, though the hinges are still a weak point. The length is perfect for a very quick read, and JJ loved it. Overall, this is a wonderful little tale to celebrate Halloween with your youngest bookworms, and we recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)