The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins


The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins

There are lots of frightening things out there. Witches. Trolls. Sharks. The dark! But nothing seems as scary once you turn on the light. In this hilarious picture book, a boy and his two dogs go through a list of all the things, both real and imagined, that make the hair on the backs of their necks stand on end - and come up with a clever way to face their fears.


The Fun Book of Scary Stuff

Readers and their grown-ups will howl with laughter at the dry humor and the detailed illustrations that capture every eye roll and skeptical sideways glance. Jenkins and Yum perfectly portray the anxiety and false bravado of this delightful cast of characters who ultimately find fun in the scary stuff. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

With humor and logic in their arsenal, Jenkins and Yum demystify fear in this encouraging show-and-tell. Publishers Weekly

A not-so-scary look at talking about and tackling fears together. School Library Journal

Treating fears with humor is a great way to get them out into the open, and this could be a funny discussion-starter as well as a complement to Halloween spookiness. BCCB

Children will be amused and reassured by this playful combination of scary and fun. Booklist

About the Author

Emily Jenkins writes books for both adults and children. She has a doctorate in English literature from Columbia and reviews children's books for The New York Times. She teaches a course in writing for children at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Hyewon Yum is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children, including This Is Our House, The Twins' Blanket, There Are No Scary Wolves, and Last Night. Her book Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

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32 pages


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Publication date

26th August 2015



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