The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Storiesby David LaRochelle, Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
What's scarier than a ghost story? Three ghost stories, of course. And these three stories, told to little ghosts at bedtime, are the scariest kind of ghost stories there are-they're about people! From a ghost who becomes the victim of a baby in need of a diaper to a hamburger that can win a scaring contest just by lifting its bun, these hilariously illustrated
What's scarier than a ghost story? Three ghost stories, of course. And these three stories, told to little ghosts at bedtime, are the scariest kind of ghost stories there are-they're about people! From a ghost who becomes the victim of a baby in need of a diaper to a hamburger that can win a scaring contest just by lifting its bun, these hilariously illustrated silly stories are sure to bring Halloween laughs to even the littlest ghosts.
Father Ghost tackles a nightly challenge for many parents—getting their kids to go to sleep.
He agrees to tell three stories, each more scary than the last. Readers will find, however, what is frightening to ghosts is just hilarious to mere mortals. Tucked in their coffins and aglow in bright white, young Franny and Frankie stare wide-eyed at their dad as he begins the first story, "The Scary Baby." Uncle Ned is eager to terrify somebody. The easiest to scare should be a baby. But he tangles with the wrong infant and his mama...and ends up on the baby's bottom as a diaper! The second story features the Haunted Hamburger. By simply sitting on a tree stump and looking at boastful cousin Nell with "two round eyes as green as pickles,... a wide, squiggly mouth as yellow as mustard [and] wet bloody cheeks as red as ketchup," it turns her into a humbler specter. The final story tells the tale of "The Big Bad Granny," who truly horrifies with an onslaught of tickles, hugs and kisses. As fresh as LaRochelle's text is, Meisel's playfully rendered illustrations capture every ridiculous, giggle-inducing moment and amps it right up.
Share with the most sleep-resistant and squirmy kids for a surefire read-aloud romp. (Picture book. 6-8)
Meet the Author
David LaRochelle is the author of numerous books for young readers. He lives in Minnesota.
Paul Meisel has illustrated over sixty books for young readers, and he has worked in advertising. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Silly fun! Great bedtime reading for little ghosts that don't want to go to sleep! The illustrations have lots of details to look at. Highly recommend.
My three kids, ages 5, 10 and 12, loved this book as did I! It was not scary at all but very, very funny and charming. We read it over and over. Fun to read out loud and would make a great gift.
My three year old granddaughter loves this book! Her daddy has to read it to her at least once a day. Thanks to David LaRochelle and his light-hearted prose and not-too-scary, scary story. You won't be disappointed!!!