The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire lSo many pop culture references Iove this book I ve read it twice so far and I picked up so much the second time around I began to suspect something was up when I began to find random Stephen King references in the illustrations early on during my first read I started specifically Tracking Daddy Down looking for them and found of those and plenty of other beauties I won t tell you all of the references I found because that would take all the fun out of finding them yourself but some of the standouts for me were Pennywise 237 Slimer Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Jason s mask Freddy Krueger s shirt Audrey II A cat clock thatooked suspiciously Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras like it was borrowed from Doc BrownAnd my absolute favourite The Proton Vac That s nowhere near all of the ones I ve found and I m under no illusion that I ve found them all yetOh and the story s aot of fun as well Sir Simon Spookington has haunted a ot of things in his career but this is his first time haunting a house He s excited to be haunting grandparents as old people are on top of The Pyramid of Haunting With his free time #because as we all know old people sleep all the time Sir Simon is ooking forward to working on # as we all know old people sleep all the time Sir Simon is ooking forward to working on novel but things don t exactly go to plan SO MUCH FUN Sir Simon is a card carrying ghostest with the mostest He s a professional at haunting everything from forests and boats to ukeleles and even pizza He s being transferred to his very first haunted house and is excited to find that grandparents are moving into his house In th SIR SIMON is a sweet story of a professional ghost who that grandparents are moving into his house In th SIR SIMON is a sweet story of a professional ghost who been assigned to haunt a new house But things don t go as planned as a smart kid comes with the house one who figures Simon out and haunts him with too many uestions A funny beautifully illustrated tale of a ghost a ittle boy and an unlikely friendship 55Thank you to the author Penguin Random House Canada and NetGalley for the review copy Opinions are mine SirSimonSuperScarer NetGalley Simon is a ghost moving up in the world and he gets his first house to haunt The family moving in has a boy
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Chester and Simon thinks can use Chester to do all his ghost chores Chester isn t the best at ghosting It s a tale of friendship and Ambition and Accommodation: How Women View Gender Relations
learning to respect one another The book is full of energy and charm Simon is funny Simonikes needlepoint Since A delightful funny story of friendship ghost chores a spooky house and a professional haunterMeet Sir Simon Super Scarer He's a professional ghost who has been transferred to his first house And just in time He was getting tired of haunting bus stops and forests and potatoes And to top it off this house is oc.
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weet and wholly original I ended up getting a copy for myself and I don t even have kids This is a cute story about a ghost named Simon HE S A SUPER SCARER TAKING s a super scarer taking Ghost chores very seriously After he gets assigned to haunt a house he thinks things are going to be easy when a grandmother moves in The problem though is that she s brought her grandson Chester Rather than being scared of Simon Chester is curious about him Too curious To get the kid off his back Simon enlists him as an honourary Ghost and gets him to take over all the Ghost chores so Simon can do his cross stitch and work on his novel of course Things don t go so well though Chester s not very good at Ghost chores and as it turns out Simon s not very good at human chores But the two eventually become friends and work to their own strengthsThe retro style illustrations are pretty cute There s ots to An Ethics of Interrogation
look at especially on the spreads where the duo are depicted in various rooms of the house The end papers are also aot of fun And don t miss the illustration on the back cover if you want to crack a smileThis is a simple story about friendship with just the right amount of spookiness and humour for the Halloween seasonuotable moment Sir Simon Super Scarer is one of the cutest children s books that I ve read in a while I smiled the whole way through I couldn t help but Ancestral Voices: Religion and Nationalism in Ireland
laugh at the adorableittle facial expressions and the issues that Simon runs into when he finds out that the tenant in his first ever haunted home is actually a ittle boy who just #wants to be Simon s friend the artwork is stunning and make the #
to be Simon s friend the artwork is stunning and make the that much wonderful I am hoping to see books with Sir Simon in them and soon A huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I truly appreciate it Sir Simon is a ghost that is finally moving into a haunted house but who is also moving in A human boy and his grandmother It s a ot of work being a ghost and Simon tricks Chester into helping Simon with his haunting work Later Simon repents and offers to help Chester with his human work Neither is very good at doing the other s work but they are good at becoming friendsThis is a fun story of developing a friendship between two that are very different with ots of kid appeal. Attic creaks on the stairs these things don't happen on their own you knowAfter a ong night of haunting it seems that maybe Chester isn't cut out to be a ghost so Simon decides to help with Chester's human chores Turns out Simon isn't cut out for human chores eitherBut maybe they're both cut out to be frien. N
ow have two grandchildren I am finding treasures in the children s book world This is one of those A ghost is busy performing his nightly haunting chores when he is interrupted by a new addition to performing his nightly haunting chores when he is interrupted by a new addition to family A ittle boy Although the story is told through the eyes of the ghost and how he makes friends with the ittle boy the underlying story is just so very
friends with the ittle boy the underlying story is just so very MY RATING 55 STARS I received a copy from Penguin Random House Canada and Tundra Books in exchange for a honest review I am truly forever grateful to the wonderful team at PRH Canada for sending me this copy because it has introduced me to my new favourite genre of children novels I know I may be a Betting on Ideas: Wars, Inventions, Inflation
little too old for them but Sir Simon reminded me the pure joy of reading a picture book Cale Atkinson is mostly known for his illustrative works they re so stinkin adorable but his writing is exception as well Sir Simon tells the story of a ghost named Sir Simon He s been a ghost for aong time and will waste none to tell you that he works really hard to do his job well He does a Being after Rousseau: Philosophy and Culture in Question
lot of ghost chores for example There is a set schedule for him every single day to haunt whatever he s assigned to One hour he might have to make spooky noises in the vents and the next he would have to walk back and forth down the halls for realistic footstep sounds Things change when the house Sir Simon is haunting allows for the residency of an elderly grandmother and much to his surprise a child Chester is a spunkyittle rascal Instead of being worried over seeing an adorable spooky ghost he s delighted to have a friend instead He follows everything Sir Simon tells him to do Only until something is revealed does Sir Simon may feel guilty for his actions towards Chester Reader I am in Berlioz and His Century: An Introduction to the Age of Romanticism
love with this story Not only did the pictures compliment so well with the story but the storyine almost made me cry I had to take a ong breath when the plot twist was revealed Every picture was a piece of art with so many details eft to uncover You would definitely not being doing the book justice by reading it once You must read Repeat And read it again MY RECOMMENDATIONREAD THIS BOOK BUY IT SHARE IT WITH A YOUNG ONE OR JUST KEEP IT FOR YOUR HEART One of my top favorite picture books of the year if not of all time SIR SIMON manages to be hilarious. Cupied by an old Atlantic Double-Cross: American Literature and British Influence in the Age of Emerson
lady they're the easiest to hauntBut things don't go as planned when it turns out a KID comes with this oldady Chester spots Simon immediately and peppers him with uestions Simon is exasperated until he realizes he can trick Chester into doing his ghost chores Spooky sounds footsteps in the.