The Boo! Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

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This BOOOOOOk comes with a ghostly surprise.

Everyone has heard of haunted houses. You know, the ones that the mailman crosses the street to avoid. But it turns out that books can be haunted too. Of course all books are full of surprises—but The Boo! Book has a spooky one: A ghost! He rearranges the words, flips the pictures upside down, and waits very patiently for his special version of a surprise ending.
     In the spirit of the classic The Monster at the End of this Book, this clever tale features a pop-up ghost encounter and friendly fun for all ages.

About Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

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Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is also the author of The Origami Master", illustrated by Aki Sogabe, and Broken Beaks", illustrated by Robert R. Ingpen. He has also written nonfiction books for adults. The Boo! Book "is his first haunted book, and he lives in a not-haunted house outside of Atlanta.Nicoletta Ceccoli studied at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, Italy. She was awarded a Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators in New York, and won the Anderson Prize, honoring her as the best children's book illustrator in Italy. Nicoletta has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum" and How the Robin Saved Spring". She lives in San Marino, Italy.
Published August 7, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 46 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An engaging narrator, together with magical illustrations that often conjure surreal scenes, lets readers in on all there is to know about haunted books and how to be a good owner of one.

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Lachenmeyer explains how to handle haunted books (answer: carefully) in a story starring an angelic child with curly hair, whose book is haunted by a pale translucent ghost with a penchant for mischief.

Jul 30 2012 | Read Full Review of The Boo! Book

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He presents helpful instructions on ghost detection and appropriate handling: "Never say anything uncomplimentary about ghosts in the presence of a haunted book" or read a haunted book "on the anniversary of the day the ghost first took up residence in the book" (otherwise you'll get "sucked up i...

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