Picture Book Review: Sir Simon Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson

Looking for your next read? Check out Sir Simon Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Kate L.

Sir Simon, a ghost, is a professional scarer who’s finally getting a well-deserved promotion to work/live in a haunted house.

Of course, haunting is not as easy as everyone thinks. There are a lot of steps involved and one can get a bit tired, after stomping in the attic at 1:15am or moving things around at 2:10 am. But Sir Simon also has his hobbies, like learning French and writing the next best-seller as he patiently waits for people to move in.

His wish comes true. A sweet looking grandma moves in, with a very unexpected extra person, a small boy! Instead of screaming and running away, the boy peppers Sir Simon with a zillion questions and follows him around all day. Our expert scarer comes up with a plan to let the boy do all the scaring in the house while he takes a night off to work on his novel.

But the little boy is no ghost, no matter how hard he tries. He can’t make scary noises and he falls asleep on the job. Sir Simon, realizing all this, puts the boy to bed and notices all things they have in common. So, Sir Simon decides to be his friend.
He helps him out the next day with human chores around the house…and just as the boy was bad at being a ghost, Sir Simon is bad at being a human. But as it turns out, they are both great at being friends!

From that day on, they do everything together, even scaring grandma occasionally. Boo!

This charming picture book is a great read to get you in the Halloween spirit!

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Sir Simon Super Scarer

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