(Sonia Goldie / Marc Boutavant: Kleine Hausgeister, € 14.90, ISBN 978-3-89955-719-0, Gestalten 2014)
Children will discover a lot on the pages and probably they have met most of those ghosts already, especially the ghost of the night who isn't scary at all because he has a big smile on the face. The gorgeous illustrations and the cheeky humour are going very well together. The text is always part of the scenes and coloured, sized or angled to fit onto walls, furniture and signs in the illustrations. What a good decision to finally publish this children's book in German. "Fantomes des Maisons" has been originally published in French in 2001.
Sonia Goldie has written a couple of books published in French by Mila Editions. Marc Boutavant is one the most famous French illustrators. His children's books (Mouk, Ariol) are classics and filled with wonderful characters. Take a look here!
Enchanted Lion Books, October 2013
To buy a copy click here or here. The English edition "Ghosts" has been published by Enchanted Lion Books.