The Snake and the Ghost – Tim Jackson


81hdh-re7xl    The Snake and the Ghost – Tim Jackson, HaggusArts Publications, (9780996854405), 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:

What did you like about the book? This is a rather unusual story starring Haggus the snake who has a little sister named Lizzie. Haggus wants to explore the world beyond his field. Some bigger snakes tease Haggus because he is small, daring him to visit the haunted house that is filled with ghosts. The illustrations are done in very gloomy colors that perfectly suit the mood of the story. Haggus enters the house where three persons are very frightened of him but they are not ghosts. He finds the ghost crying upstairs, a grandmother, who wants to make contact with her grandson. Haggus finds a way to save the day by painting a picture on one of the windows. He is captured by the father and put outside far away. When his sister finds out, she knows he is finally realizing his desire to travel. I really liked the illustrations and the ingenuity that Haggus displayed. A unique story that hopefully will lead to more Haggus adventures.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? Public libraries.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No, but it is quite unique and intriguing.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 12/3/2016

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