Bedtime for Boo by Mickie Matheis

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After a night of haunting, Boo the little ghost is wide awake! But Mama Ghost knows just what to do to help Boo fall asleep. "Listen," she says, and Boo slowly dozes off to the comforting creaks and squeaks of the house. This lullaby-like picture book has the lyrical beauty of Margaret Wise Brown and is the perfect bedtime read.

About Mickie Matheis

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MICKIE MATHEIS lives in a ghost-free but nonetheless spirited home in northeast Ohio with her husband and three young children. Growing up, the sound that soothed her to sleep at night was the furnace kicking on, which is still one of her favorite house sounds—along with the sleepy chatter of her children at bedtime. Mickie has written numerous licensed titles for young readers. Bedtime for Boo is her first original book.

Author Residence: Ohio
Published August 28, 2012 by Golden Books. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Boo protests that he is not tired enough to sleep, Mama suggests he “listen to the sounds of the house.” Once his eyes are closed, he can hear the ghosts whooshing, bats flapping, footsteps tapping, spiders clicking, a clock ticking.

Jul 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Bedtime for Boo

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In debut author Matheis’s twist on a conventional bedtime story, a chubby, cherubic ghost named Boo lives with his family in a dilapidated house.

Jul 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Bedtime for Boo

City Book Review

“There are spiders clicking — Clicking, Clicking, And and old clock ticking — ticking, ticking, As ghosts float by with a Whoosh!” Reviewed by Raif, age 3

Oct 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Bedtime for Boo

Youth Services Book Review

It could be used with Doug Cushman’s Halloween Good Night and One Spooky Night by Kate Stone for an evening story time for Halloween.

Sep 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Bedtime for Boo

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