ABOUT GEORGE AND GHOST
George and Ghost is a book about a little boy and his special friend.
One day George decides he doesn’t believe in Ghost anymore and the onus is now on Ghost to prove that he exists.
George and Ghost delves into the world of what’s real and what’s not and does it matter anyway. A great book for children of an age when books should be encouraging their imagination to flourish. George and Ghost shows them that it’s okay for them to see the world in a different way to others.
This is a beautiful book for young children with themes of friendship, trust and perceptions. I also like the science themes explored in this book. Catriona Hoy who is a secondary school science teacher has cleverly woven some interesting detail and science experiments into this story for younger readers in a way that will amaze and engage them.
I loved that this book doesn’t tell you what to think or how you should believe. The ending is left up to the imagination and interpretation of the reader.
The text is very active and carries the reader along, but there are also clever insights into what George is thinking and feeling.
Cassia Thomas has done the stunning illustrations for this book. Her beautiful child friendly pictures will allay anyone’s fears that ghosts are too scary a topic for this age group. Like George, ghost is simply gorgeous. He is a gentle funny friend – the kind you’d want to take home as company for your young child.
HOW TO WIN A COPY OF GEORGE AND GHOST!
In George and Ghost, George questions his friendship with Ghost, and asks Ghost to prove that he is real.
Think of a hard to answer question that you asked as a child or a hard to answer question that your child or a child you know, has asked of you? The five hardest questions (as judged by George and Ghost author, Catriona Hoy) will win a copy of Catriona’s fabulous new book.
* * * PLEASE READ! HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION * * *
To be in the running to win one of the five copies of George and Ghost, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
1. Write your “hard to answer” question in the comments section at the end of this post.
2. Next to your entry, write your country of origin.
3. Submit your entry before 12 midnight Sunday 12th March, Australian time.
FIVE entries will be winners
Catriona is visiting all these great locations on her blog tour.
Monday March 7
Claire Saxby: Let’s Have Words
Topic: Art vs Science
Tuesday March 8
Rebecca Newman: Alphabet Soup Magazine’s Soup Blog
Topic: Does a picture book need editing?
Wednesday March 9
Trevor Cairney : Literacy, Families and Learning
Topic: The Writing Journey
Thursday March 10 (Official Release Day!)
Robyn Opie: Writing Children’s Books With Robyn Opie
Topic: Writing George and Ghost
Friday March 11
Dee White: Kid’s Book Capers : Boomerang Books
Topic: Ghosts…Do You Believe? And…a review!
Saturday March 12
Chris Bell: From Hook To Book
Topic: Picture books: Here and Overseas.
Monday March 14
Lorraine Marwood: Words into Writing
Topic: What’s real anyway?