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Zippel: The Little Keyhole Ghost by Alex Ruhle, Rachel Ward, Axel Scheffler

Zippel: The Little Keyhole Ghost

Alex Ruhle, Rachel Ward, Axel Scheffler

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publication date: 1 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781783449057

Paul returns home from school one day to discover a tiny ghost is living in the keyhole of his front door. He names him Zippel, and the little ghost is curious about everything, from food and clothes to how the toilet flushes! But Paul's parents want to change the locks - can Paul find Zippel a new home in time?

  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
19 Oct 2019

"A boy, a ghost and lots of thrills impress"

the translator Rachel Ward does a marvellous job. The jokes sing and we had to stop several times during the story so my giggling six-year-old boy could wipe his eyes dry. It can be read in the head, but is best heard out loud. One tiny, ghostly moan: the mum is a disaster in the kitchen, overcooking the spaghetti and leaving fillings out of sandwiches. As Zippel might put it: Are mums always really that bad? Why is it never the dad? But don’t let that put you off what is the most exciting book for this age that I have read in yonks.