Sweet Baby Ghostling,
Hush, Baby Ghostling
by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Margaret K. McElderry
Sweet Dream, Baby Ghostling . . .
After a busy night of haunting, it's time for Baby Ghostling to go to bed.
But like all youngsters, Baby Ghostling needs a little help. Baby Ghostling is spooked by strange sounds (laughter) in his room, loses his beloved skeleton doll, and is frightened by the light in the hall.
Mama Ghost knows just what to do. She finds the doll, leaves a little darkness on and makes sure no children are hiding in the room. (Humans are only make believe, after all.) With one last lullaby, Baby Ghostling drifts to sleep to dream of wonderful wild monsters who dance and play.
“Sweet Baby Ghostling, I’ve nothing left to do, but hug and kiss you once again and whisper I love you.”
Sweet dreams, Baby Ghostling!