The Ghosts Go Haunting

The Ghosts Go Haunting

by Helen Ketteman, Adam Record
     
 

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All through the school, ghosts go marching, witches go flying, and goblins go groaning with a whole host of other creatures! The teachers and staff are terrified, but of course the students know it's just Halloween fun! Helen Ketteman's verses--written to the counting tune of The Ants Go Marching--make this a rollicking read-aloud, while Adam Record's artwork

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All through the school, ghosts go marching, witches go flying, and goblins go groaning with a whole host of other creatures! The teachers and staff are terrified, but of course the students know it's just Halloween fun! Helen Ketteman's verses--written to the counting tune of The Ants Go Marching--make this a rollicking read-aloud, while Adam Record's artwork brings the ghoulish parade to life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/28/2014
Grinning, goofy ghosts, witches, spiders, and more descend on an unsuspecting elementary school, their shenanigans described in a twist on the familiar children’s song “The Ants Go Marching.” Ketteman makes her way from the ghosts of the title to a horde of blue-skinned zombies that “go stumbling ten by ten.” Some of the verses can be a mouthful: “The monsters go stomping five by five./ They catch the computer repairman alive,/ and they take him stomping/ all over the school/ for some Hal-lo-ween fun./ Clomp! Clomp! Clomp! Clomp!” Supplying crisply rendered illustrations, Record clearly had fun creating supernatural mayhem—one purple goblin has stamped itself with an “overdue” stamp in the library, and the illustrator includes a visual joke in a spread starring eight mummies, drawing a connection between their wrappings and rolls of toilet paper scattered on the bathroom floor. Ages 4–7. Illustrator’s agent: Shannon Associates. (Sept.)
From the Publisher

". . . the catchy rhyming verse and humorous cartoony illustrations are enough to warrant an encore or two." The Horn Book Magazine, September 1, 2014

"Supplying crisply rendered illustrations, Record clearly had fun creating supernatural mayhem--one purple goblin has stamped itself with an 'overdue' stamp in the library. . ." Publishers Weekly, July 25, 2014

"Verses and artwork merge successfully into a clever, appealing read-aloud or sing along." School Library Journal, October 2014

School Library Journal
10/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—Ghosts, witches, goblins, bats, and more pay a rollicking visit to M.T. Tomb's Elementary, where the creatures bring smiles to the faces of students while frightening the school staff. Catchy verses written to the tune of "The Ants Go Marching" will soon have listeners familiar with the song chiming in. The action begins with ghosts haunting one by one and scaring the principal. Witches flying two by two zap the lunch milk into witches' brew. Three by three, groaning goblins chase the librarian up a tree. Antics continue up through zombies stumbling, ten by ten. In the surprising and calming finish students, staffers, and creatures amicably join together for a Halloween party. Record's cartoon character images are not overly scary, and school environment details are kept to a minimum, focusing attention on the lively creatures. The illustrations are large enough for classroom sharing. The book jacket with five ghosts approaching the school entrance and pair of mysterious yellow eyes peeking out from within a tree should pique potential readers' curiosity. On the final page, the illustrator provides a mathematics connection with a graphic representation of just how many creatures are the product of each multiple grouping, such as skeletons rattling nine by nine, equaling 81 in all. Verses and artwork merge successfully into a clever, appealing read-aloud or sing along.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807528525
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

The Ghosts Go Haunting


By Helen Ketteman, Adam Record

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company

Copyright © 2014 Helen Ketteman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-2852-5


CHAPTER 1

The ghosts go haunting one by one.

Boo!

The ghosts go haunting one by one.

Boo!

The ghosts go haunting one by one. The principal leaps from his chair and runs, and they all go screeching all over the school for some Hal-lo-ween fun.

Boo!

Boo!

Boo!

Boo!

Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!

The witches go flying two by two.

Zoom!

Zoom!

The witches go flying two by two.

Zoom! Zoom!

The witches go flying two by two. They ZAP! their milk into witches' brew, and they all go flying all over the school for some Halloween fun.

Zoom!

Zoom!

Zoom!

Zoom!


(Continues...)

Excerpted from The Ghosts Go Haunting by Helen Ketteman, Adam Record. Copyright © 2014 Helen Ketteman. Excerpted by permission of ALBERT WHITMAN & Company.
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Meet the Author


Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, including Senorita Gordita and The Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gag Award Honor Book. A longtime resident of Texas, she now lives in Florida, with her husband.

Adam Record has illustrated several picture books for children. He lives in Utah.

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