A Friend for Ghost (Hardcover)

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A Friend for Ghost (Hardcover)



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Ghost is a bit lonely until a red balloon bobs past him one day. A sweet story about friendship, this charming picture book is perfect for those who want to embrace the fall vibe without the spooky side.

— Chelsea

A loveable, lonely ghost meets a buoyant new companion, proving that friendship is never truly out of reach.

Most of the time
no one noticed Ghost.

It isn’t always easy for a ghost to make friends; even a rosy-cheeked ghost with big glasses. Ghost lives in a noisy, diverse city where children play and laugh, and longs to join in. But most people look right through Ghost.

When a bright red balloon wanders Ghost’s way, the connection is instantaneous. Together they try everything Ghost had ever hoped to share with a friend. But when Ghost’s balloon gets lost, Ghost learns that when you’re looking for a friend, a friend might find you.
With A Friend for Ghost, Suzanne Kaufman, New York Times Bestselling illustrator of All Are Welcome, brings watercolors to life in an utterly charming tale about putting yourself out there and finding the ones who get you.
Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of the New York Times Bestseller All Are Welcome and the follow-up, Big Feelings, written by Alexandra Penfold. She also illustrated 100 Bugs by Kate Narita. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823448524
ISBN-10: 0823448525
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
"Friendly illustrations. . . ."—The Horn Book

"Kaufman’s emotionally rich, sketchlike compositions . . . exude immediacy and empathy."—Publishers Weekly

"A whimsical tale of ghostly friendships, ideal for a cheerful autumn storytime."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] lovely title . . . . The emotional journey of Ghost is captured through expressive illustrations of Ghost and Ghost's surroundings. Ghost does not have a personal pronoun which creates a wonderful opening for classroom or story-hour discussion. . . . Recommended for libraries looking for sweet ghost stories as well as titles on friendship and the challenges of making friends"—School Library Journal

"[This] tale offers plenty of opportunities to spark discussions about friendship and compatibility. . . . Children will enjoy seeing ghosts behaving as nonthreatening, fun-seeking, and peoplelike."—Kirkus Reviews