Monday, October 13, 2014

31 Days of Halloween: Three Little Ghostesses

Art by Kristy Tracy 

When I was younger, I remember having a book about three little ghosts that really enjoyed toast. I was obsessed with that book, but I don't know what became of it. I think it may have been an old nursery rhyme book, but I can't remember exactly. I've scoured the web for it (I remember the accompanying pictures of the little ghostesses on postesses enjoying toastesses), but didn't have any luck.

All I remember is the poem, and that the accompanying illustrations kinda looked like they were from the 1950s. I still love reciting the poem to myself as a bit of silly fun, and thought it felt quite well with this October's theme of ghosts.

Though the poem has been tweaked in the artist's interpretation above, this is how I remember it going:

Three little ghostesses
Sitting on postesses
Eating buttered toastesses
Greasing their fistesses
Up to their wristesses
Oh, what beastesses
To make such feastesses!

If anyone knows the name of the book that contains this delightful little poem, please let me know! 


  1. Oh yes, I remember this book! I've been trying to find the title or ISBN myself.

    I remember when I was a kid, reading it into the answering machine tape.

  2. I remember the book also! And that poem was the only one I remember from the book. Only, I remember the words differently.

    Three little ghosteses,
    Eating buttered toasteses,
    (missing line)
    Running down their cheekeses,
    Down to their kneeses,
    Nasty little beasteses


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