Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima

Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Hardly Haunted: Sima, Jessie, Sima, Jessie: 9781534441705: Amazon.com: Books
Hardly Haunted: Sima, Jessie, Sima, Jessie: 9781534441705: Amazon.com: Books

Summary:  A house that has no one living in it suspects it may be haunted.  She worries that no one will want to live there.  “If I’m on my very best behavior, maybe no one will notice how spooky I am.”  So she tries to suppress her squeaks, creaks, and groans, and almost succeeds.  But a wind blows through, bringing all the spooky sounds back to life.  It’s fun!  And the house realizes she likes being haunted, and she just has to find the right inhabitants.  When a family of ghosts heads up the hill, she realizes she’s about to go from haunted house to haunted home.  48 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  Perfect Halloween reading for preschoolers, who will enjoy making sounds just like the haunted house’s, with a nice message about self-acceptance thrown in.

Cons:  Those looking for something even remotely creepy better stick with Poultrygeist.

September 29, 2021 at 03:39PM Janet Dawson