Come for a Ride on the Ghost Train

Come for a Ride on the Ghost Train

by Colin Hawkins, Jacqui Hawkins

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A clever changing picture book that has just the right amount of scary stuff for preschoolers. The setting is a ride through a haunted house. Within every spread there is a half page which, when turned, reveals the goblins, skeletons and other creatures lurking in the dark. The brightly colored and somewhat humorous creatures appear to leap out of their somber backgrounds. 1995 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Alien-looking, amoebalike monsters with wide grins and multiple eyes invite readers to ``Come for a ride on the ghost train. In the dark, dark tunnel you will...(turn half page) sscreeam!'' The ride takes readers over a loathsome pit, slimy swamp, scary forest, gruesome graveyard, haunted chapel, to a dark, dark crypt where they find an evil-looking mummy with green creatures flying out at them. Each sentence is accompanied by a slightly different shaped monster that grows in size when the half page is turned. The overall look is dark with shades of green, brown, and black predominating, but the creatures are brightly colored. The total impact is not as taut as versions of Jill Bennett's Teeny Tiny (Putnam, 1986) or Ruth Brown's A Dark Dark Tale (Dial, 1981), but story-time listeners will love to shriek and squeal and be a little scared.-Martha Gordon, South Salem Library, NY

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Candlewick Press
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Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 9.93(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

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