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One cool day in late October, Georgia noticed something weird. Objects would move around the house and sometimes they even disappeared. Now, some people may have wondered (especially at this time of year) if this was the work of something spooky? But not clever Georgia! She has all the explanations and none of the fear! Join her in debunking the spookiest of ghoulish and gOne cool day in late October, Georgia noticed something weird. Objects would move around the house and sometimes they even disappeared. Now, some people may have wondered (especially at this time of year) if this was the work of something spooky? But not clever Georgia! She has all the explanations and none of the fear! Join her in debunking the spookiest of ghoulish and ghostly mischief in this Halloween adventure!Ella Bailey is an illustrator and writer who recently graduated from Falmouth University, England, with a first class honors degree in illustration. Although a recent graduate, her charming characters and effortless storytelling easily belie her years. Her engaging narrative rhythm, and boundless imagination, is instantly captivating. Her art blends the plucky playfulness of a modern day Mary Blair with the whimsical sincerity of a millennial. No Such Thing is her first published work....

Title : No Such Thing
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ISBN : 9781909263482
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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No Such Thing Reviews

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-06-11 02:23

    This was a different take on Halloween ghosts. Instead of trying to convince kids that there is no such thing as ghosts, this story proves that even though there are logical explanations for the strange happenings around Georgia's house, there are ghosts behind them after all. A book like this might have upset me as a kid, but I want to keep it in mind for my three-year-old this coming Halloween, since she is a complete skeptic and would probably remain convinced that ghosts are not real. I also really like the artwork and the "seek and find" concept, where a ghost can be found on every page.

  • Mathew
    2019-05-30 06:01

    This was a lovely picturebook read by Ella Bailey who has gone on to produce even better work. The story is simple as we follow a little girl around her house solving the reason why things go missing. Unlike most of her peers, she does not believe in the supernatural so blames the mysterious happenings on her family and pets. The draw for the younger reader though is the beautiful illustrations and the cheeky little ghosts hidden on each page causing mischief of one kind and another! The only reason I did not rate this higher is the narrative. Bailey has kept a rhyming refrain up throughout but the rhythm and pace doesn't work for me. However what we have here is a great illustrator and storyteller who is going to go on to great things.

  • Quinn Shipton
    2019-05-20 09:05

    Really gorgeous illustrations and charming story. Great for Halloween.

  • Staci Miller
    2019-06-14 10:09

    A nice dose of skepticism with some sweet whimsy. Very cute Halloween children's book.

  • Mabel H.
    2019-06-17 05:03

    This is the perfect read aloud for your little ones as Halloween fast approaches! Haven't we all heard that scary creak in the attic or found our book or cup or sock somewhere we're pretty sure we didn't live it? Well, Georgia knows there's NO SUCH THING as ghosts, and sets out to prove there's nothing ghoulish in her home. In fact, it's probably just her cat! Or maybe her brother? But hidden across each gorgeously illustrated and intricate spread are hidden details that hint to something spooktacular that will have readers turning back to see what they missed the first time around. With a beautiful retro-art palette and humorous rhymes, this book brims with mischief and whimsy.

  • Sherri Bemis
    2019-06-13 07:26

    My daughters LOVE this book! Finding the hidden ghosts in each page is engaging and the art is GORGEOUS.

  • Kayla Edgar
    2019-06-07 02:22

    About the cutest ghosts ever messing around doing their ghostly thing while a little girl tries to convince herself that they are not there. Loved how the little ghosties were hidden everywhere.

  • Rachel Ayers
    2019-05-20 08:22

    My favorite part is when she chases the spider down with a cup so she can catch it and put it outside instead of smushing it.

  • Hannah Givens
    2019-06-07 05:26

    Beautiful art and details, and the story works well too.

  • Lindsay
    2019-05-25 04:22

    Lovely!

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    2019-05-21 05:18

    The terrible rhythm ruins this book.

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    2019-06-10 05:18

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/No Such Thing is a sweet Halloween story of Georgia, her pets, and the 'mysterious' happenings around her house. The illustrations capture a lovely retro-vintage style and clever children will immediately spot the mischievous but cute ghost hiding somewhere in each of the room images.Story: There are unexplained activities in Georgia's house - from spiderwebs covering her favorite toys to items disappearing/changing locations. But Georgia is a clever girl and she knows it can't be the work of ghosts - because there is no such thing!The story features beautiful, full page illustrations and one-line rhyming sentences for each spread. The illustrations make great use of each room, with all kinds of fun things to explore amidst the 'chaos' caused by the ghosts. As well, hidden somewhere in those full page spreads, lurking behind objects or just leaving the scene of the crime, is a cute little ghost. There's a lot to enjoy in the illustration work which is clean yet amusingly cluttered by the ghostly activities. I especially loved that her perplexed black cat was featured in nearly every spread - either as a victim of a ghost or as a spectator. Whether we saw little cat eyes peeping over a footboard or a furry body dripping from water from an overturned vase, it was all very cute! I also really liked that the art had a distinct 'homage to the 1950s' style without actually looking 1950s (perhaps a barcalounger here or a kidney table there).The story is nicely written with rhyming sentences that keep interest and capture attention in little ones. But really, the fun is reading aloud to a child. The story is quirky enough to really have fun but never be scary.In all, a sweet Halloween book of a clever girl and her put-upon cat - and their adventure right before Halloween.Reviewed from an ARC.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-05-27 10:06

    One cool day in late October, Georgia noticed something weird. Objects would move around the house and sometimes they even disappeared. Now, some people may have wondered (especially at this time of year) if this was the work of something spooky? But not clever Georgia! She has all the explanations and none of the fear! Join her in debunking the spookiest of ghoulish and ghostly mischief in this Halloween adventure! Ella Bailey is an illustrator and writer who recently graduated from Falmouth University, England, with a first class honors degree in illustration. Although a recent graduate, her charming characters and effortless storytelling easily belie her years. Her engaging narrative rhythm, and boundless imagination, is instantly captivating. Her art blends the plucky playfulness of a modern day Mary Blair with the whimsical sincerity of a millennial. No Such Thing is her first published work.Author NotesElla Bailey is an illustrator and writer who recently graduated from Falmouth University, UK with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration. She focuses on creating charming characters and character-based illustrations, particularly for stories and children's books. Bailey's style is playful and engaging, resulting in stories that are charged with imagination and will undoubtedly captivate any young reader.Subject:Ghost storiesHalloween -- Juvenile fiction

  • Leilah Skelton
    2019-05-28 10:04

    This is such a wonderful book. Ella Bailey strikes a perfect balance of spooktastic fun, mischief and misdirection. A concise, warm autumnal palate with flat black contrast allows each page to cleverly show and hide in equal measures. At the end, when you’re invited to look again and seek out all of the ghosts hidden within the pages, I’ll guarantee there’ll be some that you’ve missed. There’s some gentle vocabulary-stretching going on here, delivered with a read-aloud-friendly, undulating rhyme. And then there is Georgia. Georgia is calm, rational, and level-headed. Her reasoned sleuthing shows us that as well as a determined nature, this central character has smarts. She is simply fantastic.For all the mysteries that this world holds, I give you this certainty – Less frightful, more delightful, No Such Thing deserves a spot at the bedside of your favourite little horrors!

  • Emma Apple
    2019-05-20 08:03

    I picked this book up for its bold, unique illustrations (this is often the way I choose books, I definitely do judge them by their covers). It’s a Halloween themed book, which I would usually avoid, at the end of the book it says Happy Halloween, but otherwise, it’s not overtly holiday focused. In the story, we follow a skeptical little girl, who explains the real reasons behind spooky happenings. For example, there are strange shadows and scary noises at night, she turns on the light, and her cat is swatting at a moth. I love how it is subtly comforting for kids who find Halloween spooky or scary, but it was also fun to read and not in-your-face with its message. We read this a few times, both kids enjoyed it and I was not disappointed by the illustrations.

  • Barbara
    2019-06-04 04:17

    While everyone else seems to be concerned about the odd things happening around them, Georgia always manages to find a perfectly logical reason for them. After all, Georgia knows there is no such thing as a ghost--or is there? Readers will enjoy trying to spot the ghosts hidden in the illustrations, and they will really have fun when they reach that spook-infested last page. Georgia has no idea what she's been missing.

  • Andy
    2019-06-13 07:09

    This is a charming little story about a little girl who really doesn't believe in ghosts. Really. The highlight though it's the wonderful illustration style and colour palate. Nicely done and an added bonus of hide and seek for younger readers.

  • Traci Bold
    2019-06-14 10:00

    Clever little Halloween picture book proving there are no such things as ghosts. Look close at every page to see if you agree.Written and illustrated by Ella Bailey, published by Flying Eye Books.#Halloween #ghosts #tales

  • Ashlee Draper Galyean
    2019-06-09 06:17

    Love it. Those guys are spook-tacular (couldn't help it; it had to be done).

  • Beth
    2019-06-10 09:21

    ARC supplied by publisher via Edelweiss

  • Beth
    2019-06-01 08:26

    So very charming! but I was surprised at the end all the little ghosties hold up a banner saying "Happy Halloween". So it's kinda a holiday book.

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-09 06:05

    Cute, retro art style, colors. English in vocabulary-charming. Good example of an author who must have added illustration notes to indicate necessary depictions. Good text/art balance.

  • Jj
    2019-06-13 02:57

    I liked the story okay, but the illustrations are great. VERY reminiscent of Marc Boutavant.

  • Casandria
    2019-05-25 07:11

    Very cute! Illustrations are too detailed for story time, though :(Halloween

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-28 10:18

    A super cute Halloween book with a very suspicious heroine.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-06-02 10:05

    Or is there? Fun Halloween story.

  • Elaine
    2019-05-25 08:22

    Fun "eye spy" type of storybook. Illustrations are kind of retro and old-fashioned. Good story for Halloween and those times little ones are troubled by "monsters."

  • Brindi Michele
    2019-05-21 05:20

    Halloween/ghosts

  • Andrea
    2019-06-16 04:14

    Cute! Nothing mind-blowing but I love love love the illustrations. The quizzical faces, the adorable pets, the decor! Really cute.

  • Jess at Such a Novel Idea
    2019-05-21 08:08

    This was an adorable book that both my children and I loved.Review closer to release date!