Thursday, October 15, 2015

NetGalley Review: Who's Afraid of the Ghost Train? by Frank Rodgers

Title: Who's Afraid of the Ghost Train
Author: Frank Rodgers
Publisher: Hungry Horse
Published: Aug. 7, 2015
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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Frank Rodgers offers an amusing way to cope with fears, as Robert learns how to use his big imagination to make things on the dreaded ghost train carnival ride appear just a little less scary.

We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

This is a really cute book to read really whenever but I think it is perfect for the month of October. Robert has a big imagination and he believes that the things in his house are a bit scary. There is a dragon in the hall, a shark in the bathtub and so much more. His grandfather gives him a tip on how not to be scared and how to use his imagination in a fun silly way. So when Robert joins his friends on a ride on the Ghost Train they are surprised, but then the tables turn and Robert ends up scaring them with his imagination but it is not a bad scary it is more of a silly scary. This is a totally fun book to read and the illustrations were done perfectly and went very well with the story being told. K really enjoyed the book and liked Robert's imagination on things in his house, he also told me he wasn't scared at all. Which is a good thing. This is perfect for ages 5 on up. 

Frank Rodgers
A childhood passion for books, radio and cinema set Frank Rodgers on the road to being a writer and artist. Today, he is the author/illustrator of almost fifty books for children, covering a wide age range from picture books through books for older readers to a novel for teenagers.
As a child, Frank Rodgers was impressed by Frank Hampson's drawings for the original Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future strips and Mervyn Peake's illustrations for Treasure Island. At school, he was generally in the market to swap things for American comics. Inspired by radio shows like The Goons and Journey Into Space, he wrote plays and pressganged family and friends into the cast. Already, he was thinking up - and drawing - all kinds of characters.

He studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Glasgow School of Art and became an Art Teacher, in his spare time writing pop songs and two stage musicals. His first foray into publishing was as an illustrator of other writers’ work, most notably Humphrey Carpenter’s Mr Majeika books. In 1987, he left teaching to become a full-time writer and illustrator.

Many of Frank’s books have been published in Europe and the US. Described by Scottish Book Trust as 'one of Scotland’s best-loved author/illustrators', he has been a tutor on the Arvon Foundation’s Writing for Children course. Frank enjoys putting on his Ray-bans and either pounding out rock ‘n’ roll on his piano or playing blues guitar.

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