The Queen has finished her royal tea and it's two more hours till bedtime so she suggests a hunt for ghosties. She and Peter-the-Page are the only ones who believe they exist as they all race through the Royal Palace looking for them. Pompous Sergeant Rock Hard of Her Majesty's Guard teases the other characters for being cowardly and pretends to be very brave, but when they get to the tower, he turns out to be the cowardliest custard of them all. He runs away screaming, thinking he's seen a ghostie, and the other characters bring him cocoa in bed, explaining it was only a tiny bat. The Queen and Peter the Page stay behind in the tower to play with the ghosties, who had been following them all along.
Cressida Cowell has written several children's picture books including LITTLE BO PEEP'S LIBRARY BOOK and WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE BOO HOO BABY, which has been translated into over thirty languages. She has three young children and lives with her husband in West London. Holly Swain is best-known for WANTED! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ALLIGATOR which won the Stockport Book Award and has sold in the US (Candlewick), Denmark and Finland. She lives in Brighton, Sussex.