Review for Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Review for Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Gustavo the Shy Ghost, Flavia Z. Dragó, Ghosts, Cute, Cover Love, Pink, Candles, Picture Book, Children's Book, Orange Letters, Halloween, HolidayI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Just look at this cover, who could resist reading this book? I know I couldn’t. I love ghosts, spooky ghosts, creepy ghosts, but I also love cute ghosts (Casper anyone?).

Meet Gustavo, he is a very spooky ghost with a lot of ghostly talents, but he has one big problem… he is very very very shy. In this book we see that he does try, but little dude, they are just not going to see you if you aren’t yourself (being a balloon or a lamp is just not something that stands out). I was cheering for him to step up, to be brave, to do something, because it seems that he has some very interesting classmates that may just be the friends he wants. I was so delighted to see him devise a plan that would make him stand out. I won’t tell you what his plan is, but I can tell you this, it was a great plan. It combines something he loves with something he is good at. I have to say when the plan was set in motion that I was a bit saddened… this couldn’t be how it ended, right?? And thankfully it didn’t and instead I just had a big grin on my face.

I loved the town and the people who lived there. Permanent Halloween Town? Sign me up! It seems like such a wonderful and spooky place to live and I had fun seeing who lived there. From invisible girls to werewolves to witches and pumpkin people. It was a delight.

The art is just the most fabulous, I love love love the style so much. It is cute but also spooky and fits so well with the book. I loved seeing Gustavo in various forms from his cute ghost form to a blanket to a painting.

All in all, this is one spoopy book that I would recommend to all. It features bravery, friendship, ghosts, and violin music.

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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