A ghost named Gus
Caused quite a fuss
When he found a baby outside
His “house mate” Mr. Fizzle
(His partner, fo-shizzle!)
Pitched a fit when the baby first cried
Then the bickering began
Till the wee hours it ran
It seemed nothing could bridge the divide
But then came the love
That parents speak of
And both swelled with family pride
Note: This was another 25 cent steal at the Evanston Library sale. And while this may or may not have been the intention, this is the gayest Halloween book I have ever read.
A “living arrangement” (uh huh)
A persnickety partner
A Paul Lyndian mouse
Men in uniform
The story is quite sweet. Gus finds the baby ghost. Mr. Fizzle objects. Gus bangs things around. Neighbors come to see the ghost baby. Mr. Fizzle rocks the ghost baby to sleep.
“Your baby ghost sounds to happy,” everyone whispered.
Mr. Fizzle proudly whispered back, “Our baby ghost has a happy home, that’s why.”
Other great Gus adventures include: