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Ghosts for Breakfast: 01/08/12
Ghosts for Breakfast by Stanley Todd Terasaki is an unusual ghost story picture book. The Troublesome Triplets are always complaining and causing trouble. Papa decides to investigate and the young protagonist reluctantly agrees to go along.
The walk through the night shows how ordinary things can take on extraordinary properties at night when an over active imagination takes charge. This book would be good for any child who is perhaps afraid of the dark. It could be used in conjunction with an actual walk at night to explore the back yard or local neighborhood block.
Shelly Shinjo's painted illustrations in dark blues, greens and luminous whites create the perfect atmosphere for this night time adventure. She uses a mixture of media including acrylic, joint compound and pastel.