Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Oscar, The Apprehensive Apparition - A Review


By H. R. Sinclair

Oscar is a scardy ghost. Consequently, when he receives a note instructing him to go to the old cemetery to pick up a package he has qualms. Especially since the note is smudged and torn so he has no idea who sent it. Full of misgivings he nonetheless ventures out into the night. Will Oscar successfully retrieve his package, or will he be eaten by monsters instead?! 

OSCAR, THE APPREHENSIVE APPARITION is a delightful tale about facing your fears, helping others, and friendship. Lovely illustrations highlight the story and characters. While this book is a children's book appropriate for ages 5-8, I say it's appropriate for everyone! I loved this book and I'm well past that age group. Very well past. One reason for this multi-age success is that the author doesn't talk down to the reader. Apprehensive and apparition may not be words children are familiar with, but they are explained and now kids have a richer vocabulary. The same is true with other words in the book. It educates without the reader knowing it and makes reading even more enjoyable for adults.

OSCAR, THE APPREHENSIVE APPARITION is a charming story that children and adults can enjoy no matter the season, though it makes a super Halloween treat!


I'm happy to be a stop on  H. R. Sinclair's tour with MC Book Tours featuring her book, OSCAR, THE APPREHENSIVE APPARITION, to be released the first week of October. 

Oscar, the Apprehensive Apparition
By H. R. Sinclair
Chapter Book for Ages 5-8

Oscar the ghost dwells happily in his cozy cottage, where he hides from creatures that lurk in the dark. After a mysterious message arrives, he must find the courage to go out and discover what's waiting for him. Can he do it? Or will the monsters get him?


This is a Chapter Book for ages 5 through 8 but is a delight to read no matter your age. If you’ve ever enjoyed Casper, then you’ll be glad you got to know Oscar.

*Independently published
*ISBN: 9798848409956
*Dimensions: 5x8
*42 pages, black and white illustrations
*eBook: 3.99
*Print book: 6.99
*Release date: Oct 3

Oscar, the Apprehensive Apparition is available to purchase at the following links:

Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCSTBY2Z

Apple https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6443352338

Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/oscar-the-apprehensive-apparition-h-r-sinclair/1142119998;jsessionid=6D3B1242750AB815B15649BDA04040CB.prodny_store02-atgap11?ean=2940166313034

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/oscar-the-apprehensive-apparition


Meet The Author: H. R. Sinclair 

H.R. Sinclair is a left-handed hermit prepping for the squirrel apocalypse. She writes fantastical stories and visits cemeteries for inspiration.

For more about the author and her work, connect with her on the following sites:

Blog: https://www.iamhrsinclair.com/blog/

Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/hrsinclair

Twitter: https://twitter.com/southpawpov

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hrsinclair/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7548000-h-r-sinclair

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/h-r-sinclair

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/iamhrsinclair/_created/

Thanks for stopping by today during H. R. and Oscar’s visit. Are you a fan of friendly ghosts like Casper and Oscar?


  1. A lovely review of a charming book. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the tour.

  2. I adored the book too. If only I could give Oscar a hug! :)

  3. Thank you so much. I'm so happy you enjoyed it!