Creator: Peter Ricq
Thanks to David Hyde with Superfan Promotions LLC for the review copy!
If Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Addams Family had a child, I imagine it would be something like GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO. Told from the perspective of a young boy ghost named Ethan, this book is basically an illustrated introduction letter to the non-ghosts who reside in the house. One page has between 2-4 lines of text, and the opposing page has a cute illustration.
Ethan is an innocent fellow, and he proceeds to explain how he interacts with the house. His apologies are cute and are a fun way of explaining some of the unexplained things that might happen to your stuff. While there isn’t much of a plot, this book is a cute book that is appropriate for all ages. Ethan is so endearing I could see this book helping kids who are afraid of ghosts.
The illustrations are done with vintage style – sepia colored with cute characters with big expressive eyes. Overall, the art gives off a classic 1940s vibe. I enjoyed how the artist applied that tone and style to some modern items, like an iPad. Somehow, GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO manages to make a gothic art style adorable.
At the end of the illustrated letter, there are some additional materials, such as a fun guide on “How to Find a Ghost” and some “Real Ghost Stories.” These have more text than Ethan’s letter. The ghost stories are more silly than scary, and the ghosts are helpful, which is in keeping with the family friendly nature of the book. The pictures are less integral to these stories, which could be told around a campfire.
GHOSTS ARE PEOPLE TOO is currently funding via a Kickstarter campaign that ends on Thursday, November 19th 2020 9:00 PM Pacific/12:00 AM Eastern. It will be released in March of 2021.
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