This half-term we were looking forward to just relaxing and obviously knowing what book lovers we are, we needed to have some serious holiday reading at the ready. Enter – Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (Children’s Laureate 2015 – 2017)
Meet Ada Goth. She lives in Ghastly-Gorm Hall with her father, Lord Goth, lots of servants and at least half a dozen ghosts, but she hasn’t got any friends to explore her enormous, creepy house with.
Then, one night, everything changes when Ada meets a ghostly mouse called Ishmael. Together they set out to solve the mystery of the strange happenings at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, and get a lot more than they bargained for…
What we thought –
A simple story with a lot of puns that make it interesting. The illustrations are very enjoyable and are what make the book what it is. The characters are well spun and quirky in their own way which makes them so appealing. My daughter and I both read it and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
This is one for both adults and children.
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the first in the series and I can’t wait to read the others.