With whimsical, rhyming stanzas, She Wanted to be Haunted offers a delightful, lyrical twist on the ever-important question of how to be your very best self.
Clarissa the cottage is adorable
. . . bright pink, with windows that wink, and flowers growing all around. But Clarissa doesn't want to be adorable--being cute is boring
Couldn't she be like her father, a creepy castle home to vampires and crypts? Or like her mother, a witch's hut full of spells and smells? If only she were haunted
Then she'd be less ordinary . . . What will it take for Clarissa to go from adorable
About the Author
Marcus Ewert is the author of several picture books, including Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That, illustrated by Kayla Stark, Mummy Cat, illustrated by Lisa Brown, and 10,000 Dresses, recipient of the Stonewall Honor Award and illustrated by Rex Ray. Marcus works as a bookseller and lives in an actual turret in an old Victorian mansion in San Francisco. It is very likely haunted. Susie Ghahremani
is an award-winning illustrator, exhibiting artist, and designer of the popular gift brand boygirlparty(R). Her books include What Will Hatch
and What Will Grow
by Jennifer Ward, Little Muir's Song
by John Muir, Stack the Cats,
and Balance the Birds
. Susie once lived in an adorable pink house in Rhode Island that was most certainly haunted, but now she lives in Southern California with her husband and their black cat.