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The Ghost's Dinner (A Golden Books Paperback) Paperback – June 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307130762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307130761
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,229,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Henry the ghost shows his true colors when he whips up dinner for his friends. As the guests munch on each subsequent course, they turn the same color as the food they are eating. But, spooning up a "magic" dessert, the ghosts disappear altogether. Chef Henry saves the day however by serving some after-dinner milk and putting everyone back to their original shade of white. Duquennoy's slight picture book will amuse children who are just discovering colors, while its sense of whimsy holds appeal for a broad range of readers. Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1?Henry the ghost has invited his friends to a dinner party. Since he and his phantom guests are rather pale and diaphanous, they take on the tint of what they are eating and drinking. For example, pumpkin soup turns everyone various shades of tan and orange, salmon makes them pink, and cheese turns them yellow with holes. The secret dessert causes them to disappear altogether, and they reappear by drinking milk. The full-and double-page watercolor-and-ink illustrations appear against black backgrounds. The spare text flows well, but the visual humor is what makes the story succeed. First graders will delight in being able to read this themselves as they watch the changes in the ghosts. Not a required purchase, but an appealing one.?Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is one of the cutest books ever and a favorite of my three-year-olds!
srogers@email.com
My son loves this book.... it's like reading it again for the first time everytime he picks it up.
T. Reinhardt
The book was in great shape, had a good binding, and the pages were all clean with no tears.
Leese

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a very good children's book, perfect for Halloween, but really, anytime. As you may guess, the ghosts have a dinner party, and their physical appearances change as they consume their feast. At the end, after the warm milk, there is a terrific scare. My daughter loves this book, and I think it made her interested in eating salmon (which she now loves).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Reinhardt on March 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
It is about a dinner party of ghosts. At this dinner they have many courses and each course brings changes in the ghost apperiences. If they were to have grape juice they all turn purple etc. My personal favorite is the swiss cheese but you'll have to buy the book to see that ! My son loves this book.... it's like reading it again for the first time everytime he picks it up. It is a great halloween gift!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By srogers@email.com on January 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is one of the cutest books ever and a favorite of my three-year-olds! She didn't want to take it back to the library, but I convinced her after telling her we would buy it. Henry prepares a meal for his friends and they turn different colors with every course. Just watch what happens when they drink their milk!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book was a favorite of my daughters when they were 2 and 3. Now, 4 years later, my almost 3 year old son has requested it at night for a month. Very funny and teaches colors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Not telling! on October 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is really clever. I recently read it to my son's kindergarten class of 29 kids, and they all were caught up in it. Their teacher asked me for the title and author so she can find it for her personal class library.
They (and I!) loved the side effect of the food and beverages consumed, and Henry's great idea at the end to enable the ghosts to return to normal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 1996
Format: Paperback
Don't overlook this book now that Halloween has passed:_The
Ghost's Dinner_ works just as well as a year-round ode to
food. Henry is the consummate ghost host, impishly serving a
feast that rivals Babette's best work. Like any great meal
should, the food has a noteworthy effect on his paranormal
pals (but to reveal this would spoil the clever plot device
of _The Ghost's Dinner_). This is a great book for young
children--Henry (with his polite manner and crooked grin) is
the sweetest ghost around, and the fanciful pictures will
hold their interest. Yet, _The Ghost's Dinner_ managed to
melt this jaded 21-year-old's heart as well. This is a
classic waiting to be discovered.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 11, 1996
Format: Hardcover
First grade Choice--
Won the Parents' Choice Award in '94
Precious concept of ghost friends visiting
a host ghost for dinner--they absorb traits
of the ingested materials--turn green and ruffeled
with lettuce, turn salmon eating salmon--shades
of pink with tomato soup--darling book full of
little cute things. My daughter brought it
home from a library field trip.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Stewart Lindsay on March 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
...This is the most amazing childrens' book ever. I'm 15, and I still remember it as my favourite book when I was a kid. I'd been looking for it in our old attic in hopes of finding it, and no luck, so I finally thought, why not look on amazon? And yes, I'm going to reorder it. Wow. It just brings back so many memories. I think it's what got me obsessed with Swiss cheese. Mhm.
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