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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 ghostly mischief in this Halloween adventure!
About the Author
Ella Bailey is an illustrator and writer who 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. She lives in Nottingham.
Selected for the CBC's 2022 August Hot Off The Press Reading List
The retro-style illustrations, featuring muted pink, blue and golds, are spot-on. Kids will have a good time being in on the joke and looking for all the hidden (and not so hidden) ghosts.
—School Library Journal
No Such Thing is spooky without ever being scary — just the right kind of silly ghost-story for the run-up to Hallowe’en. Artist/author Ella Bailey has done a wonderful job of telling a story with pictures and words, and there are delightful visual flourishes on every page, conveying the full flavor of Georgia’s increasing insistence that there must be a rational explanation for all these things.
—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Bailey has created a gorgeous world […] from the furniture and wallpaper to the food in the fridge. Every bit is pleasing to look at. The text is playful and ever-so-slightly sarcastic, which appeals to all different audiences. Georgia’s character is so important in this book because she is a strong female role model. […] No Such Thing is definitely an A+ book, one that every young reader should have in their collection.
—This Picture Book Life
Bailey's illustrations are full of wide-eyed character and expression with plenty of detail in each scene to keep keener eyes occupied.
A great Halloween gift that would last a lot longer than candy.
—The Book Faerie
With it’s playful, smiley ghosts, No Such Thing is a great Halloween pick for those who tend to become uncomfortable or frightened by ghoulish holiday staples.
—Sturdy for Common Things
Super-cute and friendly ghosts make mischief in this creative ghost story. Watch your little one have fun finding hidden ghosts on each page. Even those easily scared will find these little ghosts charming and delightful! […] No Such Thing is a favorite!
—This Picture Book Life
The illustrations have a sweet retro feel and include a lot of fun details that are thoughtful and fun to linger on. It is definitely one to add to your "Spooky Stack" of books for Halloween!
—Book Nerd Mommy
As ever, Flying Eye books have put together something magical - and just a little spooky too. Ella Bailey's bold artwork and wonderful insights into the inner workings of a child's mind blend together perfectly for a hoot of a story.
—Read It Daddy