Saturday, October 27, 2012
Children's Book Review: The Haunted Ghoul Bus
The Haunted Ghoul Bus
Written by: Lisa Trumbauer
Illustrated by: Jannie Ho
Published by: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 2008
Of course children know about the big yellow school bus but have they ever heard about the haunted ghoul bus? It’s wilder and way cooler, with a Mutant Mummy driver and a menagerie of monster passengers. But one Halloween day someone else gets on board by mistake: a normal little boy. Soon he’s taking a ride with a furry werewolf, a skeleton whose rickety bones go clitter-clatter, a grinning pumpkin head, a swirl of bats, and a friendly witch named Dolores. Told in fun and appealing rhyme, and featuring holiday-bright illustrations of a cast of unforgettable characters, this playful picture book has sturdy cardstock pages and embossing throughout. It’s perfect for celebrating a (not too) scary Halloween. Kids will want the ghoul bus to come to their neighborhood, too!
* This Halloween book, told in rhyme, tells the story of a little boy who mistakenly gets on the ghoul bus. He meets lots of different creatures on his ride. The pictures are bright and colorful. Overall, the story was just okay.
*This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.