David LaRochelle

author & illustrator

See the Ghost: Three Stories about Things You Cannot See

See the Ghost

by David LaRochelle
illus­trat­ed by Mike Wohnout­ka
Can­dlewick Press, July 2023
Ages: Preschool to Grade 3
ISBN 978–1536219821

The Geisel Award-win­ning cre­ators of See the Cat and See the Dog are back! This time, Max the dog and Baby Cakes the cat are grap­pling with some curi­ous things they can’t see.

See the wind blow the leaves.
See the wind blow the leaves off the page.
See the wind blow the dog off the page.

In a new trio of sto­ries, Max and Baby Cakes encounter a scare-hap­py ghost who has a run-in with a mir­ror, the wind at its blus­tery best, and a tee­ny-tiny fairy with a way­ward wand who may have met her match. Begin­ning read­ers will laugh out loud when they “see” these invis­i­ble things that go “Boo!,”“Whoosh!,”and “Hey! … Will you let me back into the book?”


Read a con­ver­sa­tion between David and Mike as they dis­cuss the cre­ation of this book, and view a unique piece of art­work from Mike.