Molly Maybe and The Ghost Train – Book Review

We love the Ghoulie Gumpus, don’t you?

Don’t even know what it is? Read on to find out as we did after reading ‘Molly Maybe and the Ghost Train


Title – Molly Maybe and the Ghost Train

Author – Kristina Stephenson

The Story –

Molly Maybe has a marvellous secret – she and her faithful sidekick, Waggy Burns, are the only ones who can travel to an amazing monster world which mirrors our own. Take a ride in the incredible mundervator with Molly and help her solve a crisis in Undermunder. 
There’s a terrible smell in Smallsbury but Molly knows that it’s not the drains! She ventures down into Undermunder and discovers three little monsters, who can’t stop pumping out pony smells in fear. They’ve lost their kite and too scared of the ghastly ghost, the Ghoulie Gumpus to get it back. Will Molly be able to show them there’s nothing to be scared of? Or is the Ghoulie Gumpus just too ghastly?

What we thought –

We enjoyed reading this book and when I read it to Aeryn, I found the older two sniggering at the ‘baby book’ and then  settling down to listen to it too. As it happens!

The book has bright, engaging illustrations that will capture a child’s attention. The language is simple and the silly words like ‘Undermunder’ and ‘Ghoulie Rumpus’ add to the fun element. There is a lot of alliteration in the book and this can be pointed out to while reading so that even a young child can start identifying the use of an alphabet over and over.

The book is priced at £6.99 and is aimed at children 3 and up.

We would definitely recommend reading this one as it is loads of fun. Who doesn’t love monsters and trains?

There are also some rather lovely activity sheets based around the book that you can download here as well as a really cute greeting card for your little one’s best friend that you can print out here

I was sent the above book for review. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

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