A Wee Boo

  • Illustrated By: Brooke Kerrigan
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:funny ghost story, imaginary friend, haunted house, offbeat humor, friendship
  • Available:09/13/2022
  • Lexile:AD510L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M
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This heartwarming ghost story will make readers laugh out loud and sympathize with a ghost who is too cute to be scary.

Wee Boo is a ghost who wants nothing more than to earn her haunting license like all the other accredited ghosts. The problem? She’s far too cute to scare anyone! She’s given one last chance, with extraordinarily low standards: Boo doesn’t need to make anyone scream or gasp or shudder, she just needs one “whoa” to earn her place as a certified ghost. But she's running out of chances and her final haunting is not going well—that is until she meets a baby. When Boo makes the baby laugh, she realizes something: although she’s terrible as a scary ghost, she might just make an outstanding imaginary friend. And a baby laughing in a crib at an invisible friend might just be enough to spook someone after all—the baby's parents.

“A charming story...Boo’s attempts at frightening animals and people are humorous and guaranteed to make more than babies smile. Delightful illustrations are digitally created...The result is pleasing to the eye and adds so much to the enjoyment of the tale. Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Snappily paced; Boo is an endearing protagonist; and the humor in both text and mixed-media art will keep readers engaged.”
– The Horn Book
“Instantly lovable...The cute ghost who is unable to scare will resonate with many little readers. When you’re small and cute it’s hard to be taken seriously by bigger kids and adults. But as this story proves, the goal is not to be like others – it’s to find a way to be your unique self.”
– Quill & Quire
“Readers will have no choice but to fall in love…A light and approachable ghost story that is well-suited to both classroom and home reads.”
– Children's Literature
“Charming, funny, utterly captivating.”
– Cooperative Children's Book Center
“A fun, charming story about self-discover and finding one's purpose in life...er...the after-life.”
– Canadian Children's Book News
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices   | 2023  |  Commended
Children's Book Council Children's & YA Favorites Award Kindergarten - 2nd Grade   | 2023  |  Commended
Children's Book Council Teacher Favorites Award Kindergarten - 2nd Grade   | 2023  |  Winner
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