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Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell

Ten Timid Ghosts

by Jennifer O'Connell

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A witch tries to scare ten ghosts out of the haunted house where they live, but in the end, they play a trick on her.



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A witch moves into a haunted house and scares ten ghosts outing at a time. Then they team up and scare her out. ( )
  tkehoe | Oct 13, 2015 |
In my opinion this was a good book but it can be scary depending on the child. Some children may find the book to be great while others may find witches and ghosts scary. I love the writing and how it flowed. It started at ten timid ghosts and flowed very smoothly to no ghosts. Each page always started with the same sentence of “Eight timid ghosts in a haunted house- a witch moved in and wanted them out.” The number changed each page but the sentence stayed the same. The plot showed the suspense of what the witch would do to get the next ghost out of the house like seeing a cat or seeing a vampire. This book pushes early readers to learn counting in a fun and positive way around the holidays. It allows kids to learn counting down from ten. Overall it was a great children’s picture book. ( )
  adepuy1 | Sep 15, 2015 |
"Ten timid ghosts in a haunted house ~ a witch moved in and wanted them out," begins this rhyming romp of a tale, which follows a clever, and not-very-nice witch, as she uses one wily stratagem after another, to evict the current ghostly residents of the house she desires. Fortunately, the tenth and final ghost to be scared out of the house, and into the nearby woods, is nobody's fool, and convinces her companions to turn the tables on the witch, and reclaim their home...

With a rollicking rhythm just made for reading aloud, a count-down narrative, from one to ten, that makes use of a repetitive structure that younger children will enjoy, and cute illustrations that are jam-packed with little details that reveal the witch's scheming, Ten Timid Ghosts is an immensely fun little book. Just a little bit spooky - but not too frightening - it would make an entertaining Halloween book (despite the holiday never being mentioned) for the younger set! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 16, 2013 |
Cute story for fall, Halloween or general counting reinforcement.
  givingtree1 | Jan 6, 2011 |
Around Halloween time, a witch decides to move into a house that already has ten ghosts living inside. She decides she is going to scare them off one at a time. She succeeds in scaring them all off. In the woods, all ten ghosts decided they are going to scare the witch off. So they make a plan, and their plan succeeds! The witch was scared and ran out of the house! This is a great book for children who are learning to count. The book counts backwards as each ghost is scared off.
  Lthatfield | Oct 27, 2009 |
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Sequel is Ten Timid Ghosts on a Christmas Night.
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