Our much-loved friend, the Little Princess, is back, enjoying her bedtime story but afraid of what might appear when the light goes out – cue customary view of her tonsils! Various members of the royal household try to reassure her, until the maid convinces her that ghosts must be very tiny and probably scared too. With this cheerful thought she is well-prepared to boo the inevitable apparition which, of course, is much more scared than she is.
The storyline is fairly weak, the possibilities of a little ghost scared of seeing a little girl not exploited as skilfully as they might have been, but a new book in this popular series is always to be welcomed. Ross’s illustrations are as self-assured as ever and there is an empowering quality to the story which parents of young scaredy-cats will welcome.