Released on July 5th, an all-new hardcover edition, Disney Parks Presents The Haunted Mansion is a delightful 32 page picture book in the first of a series of Disney Parks Presents volumes.
Bright and colorful, it takes the classic tune Grim Grinning Ghosts and spreads the familiar lyrics over the course of a fiendishly fun tour of the infamous haunted house. James Gilleard’s almost Shag-like artwork captures the Mansion and its 999 happy haunts without being too frightening – a perfect fit for a book geared towards children. Also included is a single track CD, which is a (previously released) ride through recording of the attraction.
The song “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” composed in the late 1960s, continues to reside in the dark corridors and spooky cemetery of the Haunted Mansion. Millions of guests leave the mansion with not only a hitchhiking ghost but also this jaunty tune catching a ride all the way home.
In this hardcover jacketed picture book, James Gilleard’s shadowy, textured illustrations accompany the lyrics of the classic song, and together they take readers on a guided tour deeper and deeper into the mansion, from the portrait gallery and seance room to the grand hall, the creepy attic, and more. – Amazon
Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion is currently available (at a discount) on Amazon.