Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Review

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime.

Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves? With fancifully detailed artwork and visual humor, debut picture-book creator Flavia Z. Drago’s vivid illustrations tell a sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere.

Title:Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
Edition Language:English

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    Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Reviews

  • Schizanthus Nerd

    I have to be brave.I have to let the others see me! Gustavo is such a sweetheart! This lonely ghost desperately wants to make a friend but he’s too shy to talk to them. Even when he’s near t...

  • Rebecca Reviews

    Flavia Z. Dragó’s Gustavo, the Shy Ghost is an adorable picture book about finding the courage to make friends. The art is lovely and colourful while the simple storyline is easy-to-follow. This is...

  • La Coccinelle

    This is a book about friendship and overcoming shyness, cast with a variety of paranormal creatures.Gustavo is a ghost. He's a talented spook who plays the violin. But when it comes to making friends,...

  • Mehsi

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Just look at this cover, who could resist reading this book? I know I couldn’t. I love ghosts, spooky ghosts, creepy ghosts, but I...

  • Etienne

    Wow! This one was great. Didn't expect more because the cover isn't that good (yeah I judge, or more anticipate, book by their cover) but it was really nice. The art is way better then the cover let's...

  • Carmen

    Gustavo is great at being a ghost, but he’s feeling lonely because he doesn’t have any friends. You see, Gustavo is so shy that he finds it difficult to talk to people. What’s even worse is that...

  • Joan

    What a fun book! I appreciated the nod to “Gus the Friendly Ghost” and I adore Gustavo! More books on how important and how hard it can be to make friends for some kids (and adults) are always nee...

  • Jillian Heise

    This is a sweet friendship story about one who is very shy and finds it hard to make friends. Also ties in to Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)....

  • Emily

    Super cute and I love, love, love the art....

  • Alicia Evans

    For: spooky fans; readers looking for a book about making friends.Possible red flags: social anxiety....