The Goopy Ghost of Halloween


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The pumpkin goop tossed into the rubbish bin returns to haunt on Halloween. This ghost story is perfect for beginning readers of Little Ray Children’s Books. This ghost is sure to mysteriously reappear each Halloween and every day in between – a very fun and slightly spooky treat!

First, Goopy is taken away from his pumpkin home. Then, the ghost chows down on too much candy, taken from the kids’ goodie bags. The story is about to get bigger for kids.  Learn about Goopy’s plan to save Halloween. 22 pages. ISBN: 09781439228012. Publication Date: June 24, 2009.

18 reviews for The Goopy Ghost of Halloween

  1. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Donna H. Ramage
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy Ghost a Halloween Treasure
    Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2009
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    This is a delightful Halloween tale, one that the children will want to have read to them over and over again. They will tingle with excitement as they learn about the goo inside the pumpkin, and how it comes to life. This is a very creative story, one that will become a Halloween tradition. To make the story complete, it ends with a moral, which is always a good teaching opportunity. If you bring this ghost into your home you will never want to have him leave.

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    Kimberly Tendrich
    5.0 out of 5 stars An instant classic
    Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2009
    A great children’s tale for everyone who enjoys Halloween. Very clever and creative. Who would have thought that the inside of a pumpkin could come to life, let alone be so mischievous?!!! Fun to read, this whimsical, rhyming escapade will captivate both the young and old alike. Once you read this, you will never look at pumpkin goop the same again!

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    Daniel Alan Terner
    5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Family Favorite
    Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2009
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    I purchased this book for my four children (ages 9, 5, 3, and 1). They all love it:

    9 loves reading it 5.
    5 loves showing the pictures to 1.
    1 loves hitting 3 with it.
    3 loves snuggling up and hearing it read.

    The first day I read it to them, they asked me to read it a second time. The second day, when I asked them what we should read for bedtime they all clamored for it. The third day, I couldn’t find it – turns out 3 had taken it off the shelf and was keeping it in his room. When I asked him for it, so I could read it, he told me I should get my own copy – this one is his! As for me, I really enjoy the easy lyrical nature of the text. It’s fun to read, and an instant family favorite. I’m looking forward to more.

  4. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Halloween Delight!
    Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2009
    Beautiful illustrations. Fun book for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Would make a great Halloween gift. Wonderful little story in poetry form.

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    Penelope Power
    5.0 out of 5 stars BRIGHT AND IMAGINATIVE!
    Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2009
    I love this creative little book. From now on, I’ll pay more attention to the Goop!

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    Rosemary Reagan Hall
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Halloween Treat
    Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2009
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    “The Goopy Ghost of Halloween” will charm Halloween lovers both young and old alike. Goopy is not your average ghost; he’s fresh and creative.

    This book can easily become a traditional “must read” story on Halloween Eve.

    We normally cook the seeds from the pumpkins we carve. This year, we will just be drawing the faces on the pumpkins and leaving Goopy’s house intact!

    I recommend buying several copies to give out as an extra special treat to the little ghosts that visit your home this year.

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    Mitchell I. Kitroser
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy Fun!
    Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2009
    This new children’s book is a delight! The illustrations only add to the party. I can’t wait for Goopy’s next adventure!

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    J. Kastanias
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy will visit our house each Halloween!
    Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2009
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    I recently bought Goopy Ghost for my seven-month-old baby for her first Halloween. Although she is too young to sit still for most books, she really took to Goopy. The illustrations are vibrant, and the story is rhythmic enough to catch her attention (and that’s hard to do with a seven-month-old!).

    I also enjoyed the book, which is not always the case with some children’s stories I read that seem pointless and end abruptly. The adventures of Goopy Ghost (stealing candy, trying to put out the “fire” in his house) are entertaining and original enough for both children and adults to enjoy it.

    The soft cover and texture of the book is also wonderful for my little one to bop it around without hurting herself, which she did with much delight immediately after her first reading.

    Goopy will be a friend in our household for many years to come!

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    Diana Carlson a/k/a Grandma
    5.0 out of 5 stars Popular Grandmother
    Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2011
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    I purchased the Goopy Ghost for my grandchildren. It was a big hit! And, thanks to the Goopy Ghost gift book, so am I. It is delightful for boys and girls, ages four to eight. I plan to purchase the sequel next along with The Amazing Flight of Little Ray. I will let you know what my grandkids think of them!

  10. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
    Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2011
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    I bought the book for my two sons ages 2 and 3. My two-year old actually sat still and listened to the whole story the first time I read it to him and my 3-year old loves the book. We have been reading it several times a week since I bought it.

  11. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy fun
    Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2011
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    What a fun Halloween story for children. I bought this book for my nieces, ages 3 and 6 and they just loved Goopy. The story is fun and the illustrations are super cute. I bet next Halloween they will take extra care when it comes to discarding the pumpkin goo!! Thanks again for another wonderful, exciting book. I can’t wait to add to their Goopy collection!! Keep up the great work.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars The Goopy Ghost and Halloween
    Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2011
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    The Goopy Ghost is the first children’s book I have read for a while as I am 35 and it just transported me back to Halloweens spent with my family! The illustrations are just so well matched to the story and the story line is great!!! I would recommend this book to anyone who has kids, loves Halloween, and/or likes a cute book about ghosts. I am so thankful to my friend for recommending this book and I will order more books about the Goopy Ghost. I have been in a book club for years and love to read for recreation and The Goopy Ghost really perked my interest. Even my Dad read Goopy and enjoyed it. Thank you to author, V.R. Duin for a great introduction back into the genre of children’s books!!!

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    John Bruins
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy Ghost of Halloween
    Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2012
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    V. R. Duin is an excellent author of Children’s Books. The Goopy Ghost Series of books are written in a way to keep children interested as well as to help teach them important life lessons. I personally know that these books are being used in schools and being added to school libraries across the country. Besides writing excellent books, V. R. Duin donates a lot of time to children, making appearances at schools to read her books. She truly cares about the children’s education. I highly recommend these books to parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts.

  14. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome books!
    Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2012
    My first book was The Goopy Ghost at Valentine’s Day. So cute! I have Daycare and the children LOVE this book. They ask all the time for me to read it to them.

  15. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great children’s book
    Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2013
    I purchased this book for my Granddaughter. It is a fun well written book that she has enjoyed over and over!

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    Angela miller
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy Ghost of Halloween is Creepy fun!!!
    Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2014
    Goopy Ghost is so much fun! We look forward to each new tale! It’s fun to see what things the Goopy Ghost will be up to next!! My son’s planning on making orange slime next Halloween and share this tale with his little cousins!

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    Benjamin Columbia
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy is amazing.
    Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2015

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    Dawn Menge
    5.0 out of 5 stars Halloween fun
    Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2021
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    We have used all of the Goopy Ghost books in our classroom and our students enjoyed the character. Goopy ghost has many different adventures and shares life lessons along the way. What great fun!

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