The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins
  

The Fun Book of Scary Stuff

Written by Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

In Yum's expressive illustrations, varied and with lots of white space, the scary things are not that scary but neither are they so silly as to be making fun of the protagonist (that's the dog's job). And, sure, it's rewarding to see that bull terrier get the smug scared right out of him, but more rewarding is the boy's realization that he can be brave-and that everyone gets the willies.--Elissa Gershowitz Horn Book

The Fun Book of Scary Stuff

Kirkus Reviews, starred review With humor and logic in their arsenal, Jenkins and Yum demystify fear in this encouraging show-and-tell.

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.

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.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Emily Jenkins
More books by Emily Jenkins

Publisher

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Publication date

11th August 2015

ISBN

9780374300005


We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****