- The words are just asking to be set to a tune and sung. As a music therapist, I incorporate music into each activity I use with my students, and books are no exception. The short length of each sentence and rhyme scheme make this book melodic in nature, which means coming up with a simple tune is a piece of cake.
- The illustrations are interesting, colorful, and full of detail. They keep my students’ attention, and are perfect for object identification. The ghosts are "hiding" all over the page, so finding them is a fun challenge.
- The book counts down from ten as each ghost flies away, which addresses counting and number skills.
- The ages for which this book is appropriate range widely. The suggested reading level is ages 4-8, but I’ve used this book when working with children both younger and older who have enjoyed it.
Ten Timid Ghosts is a fun story that children don’t mind hearing again and again. The language is simple, and it presents a great opportunity for reading sight words. I have no doubt that I’ll be reading this with my little ones all the way up to October 31st!