Wednesday, September 1, 2021

"Why Do You Cry Sad Ghost?" - a bookwrap


Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? 

Authored and Illustrated by Celia Jones


* Ages:  4-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Publisher:  Reginetta Press

* Pub. Date:  August 16, 2021

* Paperback:  40 pages

Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for you


The Book     

This book has a Halloween theme that is written in rhyme.  Sad Ghost floats from room to room in his house continually in tears.  The book was inspired by the author's love for Halloween and by a precious family Halloween figurine. 

The illustrations are colourful and full of detail and expression. A little mouse is embedded in each page.  Kids will love to play search-and-find for him.   

I must admit I wasn't completely taken by the storyline and I think kids will find it hard to engage in.  The rhythm was off and some of the ideas offered as to why Sad Ghost was sad were strange.  It was hard to grasp the whole point of the book after a read through.  I am sure kids will love the fun whimsical visuals that are not overly spooky just as I did.  

Storywraps Rating - 3 HUGS!


Meet the Author/Illustrator

The author is a Rural Postal Carrier.  She also delivers her artwork, in the forms of graphic art, book cover design, and book interior design.  Graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jones earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Her specialty is painting in oils. Inspired by the author-illustrator's love for all things Halloween-and by a treasured family Halloween figurine - this artfully drawn picture book is full of details to delight children and the adults who read with them.  Find her author page at

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