Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Book Review - Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

About the Book
Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves? With fancifully detailed artwork and visual humor, debut picture-book creator Flavia Z. Drago’s vivid illustrations tell a sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere.

My Take on the Book
This was a very sweet story that was filled with amazing illustrations as well as characters that you will love. What I loved about the book is that it looks at the idea of making friends from a very shy ghost that has to show courage to go outside of his comfort zone to make new friends. The story was a wonderful one to share with kids, especially this time of year, but even more than this, the story stands the test of time and really has a message that is good year-round. 

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