Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hush, Baby Ghostling

Hush, Baby Ghostling
by Andrea Beaty

Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

Margaret K. McElderry

Agest 4-8

ISBN: 978-1416925453

Andrea is so excited to have a new book out in time for Halloween. It's a rhyming, bedtime book about Mama Ghost who is trying to get her ghostling to sleep after a lovely day of play.

It's nearly dawn and time for all baby ghostlings to go to sleep. But as any parent (ghost or human) knows, getting a young one to sleep is easier said than done. There are so many worries to soothe and rituals to complete before sleep arrives. Of course, Mama Ghost knows just what to do in this non-scary but humorous bedtime tale.

"Hush, Baby Ghostling
the haunting hour is past.
The bats have ceased their swooping
and the dawn is coming fast."














"So nestle safe beside me
in our happy haunted home
and dream a dream of darkness
where the wild monsters roam."














"Dear Baby Ghostling.

You're tucked in nice and tight.
I'll leave some darkness in the hall
if you're scared of the light."













Of course, Baby Ghostling loses his favorite toy skeleton and worries about the sounds of laughter in his room. But even the fear of human children can't keep sleep at bay forever. They are only make believe, after all.

Illustrations are by Pascal Lemaitre (Doctor Ted and Firefighter Ted) who is such a wonder. Hush, Baby Ghostling is rhyming read for halloween or any bed time!!! Hope you enjoy it!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

This looks like a book my kids (and I) will love! Can't wait to read it.