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WOO! The Not-So-Scary Ghost

Written & Illustrated by Ana Martín Larrañaga


How does a little ghost get some respect around here? 

How are you supposed to feel big and scary when everyone is ordering you around: brush your teeth, clean up your room, feed the cat?

Woo is fed up with it all! So he decides to run away from home. Unfortunately, the indignities don’t stop there. The dog on the farm next door isn’t the least bit frightened of Woo, and neither is the farmer! She thinks Woo’s a sheet, and if he doesn’t deliver a frightening noise soon, he’s going to find himself washed and ironed!

Like Peter Rabbit and the Poky Little Puppy before him, Woo’s small misadventures speak directly to a child’s growing sense of independence.

We all fell in love with Woo instantly and rooted for him across these thirty-two pages of crisp, bright colors. We think you will, too.


Reviews and Awards

“The story is fun and manageable for little children, who will identify with Woo's dreams of independence. The bright artwork, which uses clear, pure colors and simple shapes with touches of texture, is eye catching. A good story hour selection.” - Booklist

“The breezy illustrations use color and just a few spare lines to suggest movement and personality.” – The Horn Book Guide


Purchase Options
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Fall 2000
Picture Book
ISBN: 0-439-16958-5
Price: $15.95/$21.99
Trim Size: 9 5/8" x 9 5/8"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Hodder Children's Books
Rights Available? yes