Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
A delightful, funny story of friendship, ghost chores, a spooky house and a professional haunter.
Meet 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 occupied by an old lady -- they're the easiest to haunt!
But things don't go as planned when it turns out a KID comes with this old lady. Chester spots Simon immediately and peppers him with questions. Simon is exasperated. . . until he realizes he can trick Chester into doing his ghost chores. Spooky sounds, footsteps in the attic, creaks on the stairs -- these things don't happen on their own, you know!
After a long 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 either.
But maybe they're both cut out to be friends . . .
About the author
Cale Atkinson est illustrateur, auteur et animateur. Ses oeuvres se retrouvent dans des livres pour enfants, des courts-métrages, des jeux et à la télévision. Il a signé les illustrations de l'album If I Had a Gryphon de Vikki VanSickle. Cale habite à Kelowna, en Colombie-Britannique.
Cale Atkinson is an illustrator, writer, animator whose work can be found in children's books, animated shorts, television, and games. Cale is the illustrator of If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle. He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.
- Winner, Chocolate Lily Award
- Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
- Winner, Shining Willow Award
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)
PRAISE FOR Sir Simon: Super Scarer:
“Part snarky comedy, part feel-good tale, the book offers enough laughs to be a solid readaloud, and its lack of scary moments makes it a good choice for kids who prefer their ghost stories screamfree.” --Publishers Weekly
“A sweet and silly Halloween pick!” --Booklist
“[T]here’s enough detail in the pictures (made with “Ghost toots and Photoshop”) to keep readers riveted.” --Starred review, Kirkus
“[R]eaders will get an insider’s peek at how not scary ghosts really are. In fact, they are hilarious!” --CM Magazine