The Scariest Book Ever

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 4

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The Scariest Book Ever
By Bob Shea
Illustrated by Bob Shea
Published by Disney Press
ISBN-13: 9781484730461
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don’t expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it’s just a bunny? Well, it’s probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out, it’s—picking pumpkins with its friends, you say? Actually, despite the ghost’s scare-mongering, none of the animal characters in the illustrations seem scary at all. . . . What’s up with that? Many delights, such as surprises after the page turn, an alarmist narrator, and punch lines to anticipate make this book a scream for both kids and parents.
 

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THE CREEPY CREATOR

 
Bob Shea is the author-illustrator of THE HAPPIEST BOOK EVER, three books about Ballet Cat, the Dinosaur vs. series, and several other picture books, including DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD and UNICORN THINKS HE’S PRETTY GREAT. He lives and works in Madison, Connecticut.