DID YOU SAY GHOSTS? by Richard Michelson

DID YOU SAY GHOSTS?

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 8
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 An anything-but-soothing bedtime rhyme for two voices: ``Everything will be all right./There aren't any ghosts in sight...'' ``GHOSTS! DID YOU SAY GHOSTS?'' ``There's no such thing as spooks or ghosts./I guarantee it...well, almost...'' In dark, thick colors and broad strokes, Baskin renders an array of supernatural creatures--witch, demon, gorgon, ghoul, even a ``slithy tove''--as shadowy shapes, not as ferocious as those in Imps, Demons, Hobgoblins, Witches, Fairies and Elves (1984), but larger and more melodramatically posed. Some are done up in ways that are almost comically crude, which, together with Michelson's teasing tone, gives young readers the option of laughing or shivering. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-02-766915-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




MORE BY RICHARD MICHELSON

ChildrenTHE LANGUAGE OF ANGELS by Richard Michelson
by Richard Michelson
ChildrenLIPMAN PIKE by Richard Michelson
by Richard Michelson
ChildrenBUSING BREWSTER by Richard Michelson
by Richard Michelson

MORE BY LEONARD BASKIN

ChildrenTEN TIMES BETTER by Richard Michelson
by Richard Michelson
ChildrenANIMALS THAT OUGHT TO BE by Richard Michelson
by Richard Michelson
ChildrenALBERIC THE WISE by Norton Juster
by Norton Juster