The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins
  

The Fun Book of Scary Stuff

Written by Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by

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.

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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.

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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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Emily Jenkins
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Publisher

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Publication date

11th August 2015

ISBN

9780374300005


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