Boy Dumplings: 05/21/17
Boy Dumplings by Ying Chang Compestine is a picture book about a boy who outsmarts a trash stealing ghost. The boy is out late and ends up being captured by the ghost who decides to eat him. The boy does everything he can to stay alive until morning.
The boy buys time by offering to teach the ghost how to make himself into a dumpling, rather than just eating him. Of course only the finest ingredients can be used and that means lots of work and lots of running around.
The illustrations are bold and colorful. Some of them are a bit unnerving but it is the story of a ghost who wants to eat a boy after all. I think it would work well with story time for older kids.