The Frightfully Friendly Ghosties receive a postcard from Headless Leslie and it sets them on the path of a seaside holiday. This is a story that will hold readers right to the final pages, told with economy and with some good jokes. The ghosties are a frightfully good bunch to get to know. This is a lighthearted carry on that will entertain and leave young readers wanting more.
Particular mention should also be made of the Gorey-esque illustrations. David Roberts’ work with Julia Donaldson and Philip Ardagh has already brought him to attention but in this book you get a clear indication of why he’s such a hit. The expressions and the movement in the line drawings are wonderful, conveying a whole situation, emotion or dilemma.