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Booklist - Mother Ghost: Nursery Rhymes for Little Monsters

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“Mary had a little ghost, / his face was white as cloud; / And everywhere that Mary went / he followed in his shroud.” This is just one of the traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes that Kolar wickedly twists. Children and parents will cackle at rhymes like “Zombie Miss Muffet,” “Twinkle, Twinkle, Lantern Jack,”
and “Wee Willie Werewolf.” There is a delightful omnipresence of everything from goblins and ghouls to cobwebs and cauldrons. The skeletons and spiders will satisfy those looking for their share of scary, but everything is portrayed with enough humor to keep the book accessible for even trembling little monsters, and the cartoon-style illustrations are soaked in the calming lavender tones of twilight to keep the book from veering too visually dark. Plus, the ghosts are just flat-out adorable.

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