Children’s Corner: Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol

Posted March 20, 2021 by Lillian in Children's Corner, Reviews / 0 Comments

Happy Saturday y’all! Today I wanted to share with you a new-to-me series that my son and I are loving! Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol follows the adventures of Andres and Desmond in their spooky town of Kersville. Humorous with just a touch of thrill, each book in the series has left us satisfied. Fun illustrations and short chapters will make it appealing to early independent readers. I highly recommend them! Read on for my reviews of book 11 and 12 of the series.

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Children’s Corner: Desmond Cole Ghost PatrolEscape from the Roller Ghoster by Andres Miedoso
Illustrator: Victor Rivas
Series: Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #11
Published by Little Simon on 2020-07-21
Length: 128 pages
Reviewing Hardcover from Publisher
Rating:
Reading Challenges: COYER 2021

Desmond and Andres visit a scary roller-ghoster in this eleventh haunted adventure in the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series!

The Kersville Amusement Park is always a good time, but it also gives a new meaning to the term “thrill rides.” That’s because, in addition to being a popular destination for heart-pounding fun, the park is also just a little bit haunted. Join Desmond and Andres as they try to enjoy their day at the amusement park while being chased by ghosts! Warning: You must be this tall to read this book.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

What a fun story! Escape From the Roller Ghoster by Andres Miedoso is the eleventh installment of Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, which follows the adventures of Andres and his best friend Desmond in their haunted town of Kersville. In this adventure, Andres and Desmond head to the local amusement park and are surprised when they are given VIP passes to all the rides. It doesn’t take long though before Desmond begins to suspect that there is more going on than meets the eye. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s unexpectedly funny and entertaining while also adding an edge of suspense. Told from Andres point of view, the reader is taken on a spooky adventure to Bizarro Zone. The excitement of going to an amusement park leaps off the pages as Desmond and Andres drag his parents from ride to ride, especially with those special VIP passes that lets them cut the line. Andres is easy to relate to, having the typical fears of the average ten year old. I believe kids will relate to him and agree that Desmond is brave and often the instigator of their troubles. 

Overall Escape From the Roller Ghoster is a fun-filled thrill ride. Early readers will enjoy the pictures and easy to read, short chapters. However I believe that this book will still appeal to older readers with its humor and paranormal features. If you have a child who loves a bit of a scare, I highly recommend this one.

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Children’s Corner: Desmond Cole Ghost PatrolBeware the Werewolf by Andres Miedoso
Illustrator: Victor Rivas
Series: Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #12
Published by Little Simon on 2020-10-20
Length: 128 pages
Reviewing Hardcover from Publisher
Rating:
Reading Challenges: COYER 2021

A werewolf has everyone chasing their tails in this twelfth spooky adventure in the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series!

Kersville has a furry problem: there’s dogcatcher on the loose! And he’s snatching up every dog he can find, including the ugliest stray you’ve ever seen…that Desmond Cole has fallen in love with. But the dogcatcher may have bit off more than he can chew. Could one of the snatched canines be a werewolf?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

Desmond and Andres are back for another adventure in Beware the Werewolf. Most of the books in Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol deal with ghosts and the occasional zombie. However, every so often, Andres Miedoso gives us a paranormal monster to contend with. In this book, Andres and Desmond encounter a dog unlike any other they’ve met.

I love this book! It is so fun to read and follow along with Andres and Desmond. This book begins with Andres explaining why he’s a cat person and Desmond is a dog person. After encountering a stray puppy in the park, Desmond and Andres witness it get caught by the local dogcatcher. Afraid of what will happen to it, Desmond hatches a plan to save it and all the other dogs. However, Andres notices that something is awfully strange about the dogs who’ve been caught. They seem happy and really like the dogcatcher. With a full moon on the rise, Andres and Desmond have their work cut out for them. 

Overall, I really enjoyed Beware the Werewolf. This one is a lighter read than the previous books of the series. More humor and less scares await readers between the pages. Early readers will find the short chapters and illustrations captivating. I highly recommend this one to any child that enjoys a funny read.

About Andres Miedoso

Andres Miedoso is still afraid of everything as a grown-up, even after all his adventures with Desmond Cole. He lives in New York City with his family, and he remains very close friends with Desmond but returns to Kersville only when he's needed.

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