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Children's Fiction Ghost Stories

A Wee Boo

by (author) Jessica Boyd

illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Ghost Stories, Humorous Stories, Friendship
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price

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This heartwarming ghost story will make readers laugh out loud and sympathize with a ghost who is too cute to be scary.

Wee Boo is a ghost who wants nothing more than to earn her haunting license like all the other accredited ghosts. The problem? She’s far too cute to scare anyone! She’s given one last chance, with extraordinarily low standards: Boo doesn’t need to make anyone scream or gasp or shudder, she just needs one “whoa” to earn her place as a certified ghost. But she's running out of chances and her final haunting is not going well—that is until she meets a baby. When Boo makes the baby laugh, she realizes something: although she’s terrible as a scary ghost, she might just make an outstanding imaginary friend. And a baby laughing in a crib at an invisible friend might just be enough to spook someone after all—the baby's parents.

About the authors

Jessica Boyd has been a creative writer for over 16 years. She loves writing, reading, baking delicious treats for her delightful friends and hanging out with her wonderful daughters and husband. Jessica reviews kid lit titles on her popular blog, Jess Reviews a Book. Jessica grew up in Scarborough, but now lives outside of Toronto. She has yet to see a ghost at her house.


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BROOKE KERRIGAN grew up surrounded by books and the love of art. Now she has illustrated more than a dozen books including Fishermen Through & Through, A Plan for Pops and the Blue Spruce Award Honour Books The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain and Kiss Me! I’m a Prince.


Her fun and whimsical illustrations are created in watercolour, gouache, pencil crayon and collage. Born and raised in Toronto, she now splits her time between Tiny, Ontario and a little town in the French Alps called Chamonix. Visit her at


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Editorial Reviews

“A charming story...Boo’s attempts at frightening animals and people are humorous and guaranteed to make more than babies smile. Delightful illustrations are digitally created...The result is pleasing to the eye and adds so much to the enjoyment of the tale. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Snappily paced; Boo is an endearing protagonist; and the humor in both text and mixed-media art will keep readers engaged.”

The Horn Book

Other titles by Brooke Kerrigan