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Operation Ghost: 06/25/08
My son likes ghost books but I have to admit that I got Operation Ghost as much for myself as I did for him. The cover reminded me of a typical O.R. scene in M*A*S*H but with ghosts so I snapped it up. It's a strange reason to get a book but fairly typical for me!
Operation Ghost by Jacques Duquennoy is basically a shaggy dog story but aimed at beginning readers. The book follows a ghost into the hospital when his ticker goes bad.
Here's where Sean and I part ways. He's still learning about puns so he doesn't get why I laugh every time we get to page where Dr. Ouch pulls out a busted alarm clock from the ghost's chest. I've tried explaining to him that a heart can be called a ticker but so far we haven't gotten past the "why" or "how come" phase.
Nonetheless, we both enjoy the book and love reading it together even if we laugh at the jokes for completely different reasons.