Gustavo The Shy Ghost

Gustavo The Shy Ghost is an adorable children’s book to get you into the Halloween spirit. It also combines beautiful illustrations with a great story on overcoming shyness.” – Momma Braga


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?


Gustavo The Shy Ghost is a delightful story and a great treat for all the little ghouls and goblins. This has quickly become a family favorite and we have been reading it every chance we get. We have even taken this book to Nikki’s cousin’s house who loves the book as much as we do.

The illustrations are beautiful and the storyline of overcoming shyness is heartfelt. We loved how well it was written and so easy for a child to understand. Nikki and her cousin Adriana loved trying to find Gustavo in each page. They both got really excited to see where they would find him next. By the end of the book, Adriana who is only two kept asking if she can find Gustavo again. So it is safe to say that Gustavo quickly became a great hit!

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Gustavo The Shy Ghost 10 phantoms out of 5! If you are looking for a heartfelt story about overcoming shyness, being brave and about friendship then this is the story for you. It is definitely a must read in our books!

If you would like to purchase a copy for your little ghoul and goblin, click here.

About the Author

Flavia Z. Drago was born and raised in Mexico City. As a child, she wanted to be a mermaid. When that didn’t happen, she began her career as a graphic designer and a children’s book illustrator. She loves color, texture, and shapes and enjoys creating them with different materials and a bit of digital sorcery. She lives in Mexico.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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