What do we fear? And why? What happens in our bodies and brains when we feel frightened? Readers will be on the edge of their seats as a barrage of fascinating information comes flying their way. Meticulous research and a wide-ranging look at the subject introduce readers to fear facts from around the world and through time. Hilarious but always enlightening dialogues between characters Bloodthirsty Vampire and Terrifying Monster appear throughout the book, engaging readers on everything from a fear of the number 13 (triskaidekaphobia) to zombies and papercuts. What’s Scarier? cartoon strips ponder the question about two parallel things and bonus features include a patch of 100% PURE DARK to help readers overcome their fear of the dark, a Fairy Tale Survival Guide, a horror film manual for the directors of tomorrow, and quizzes to test knowledge of phobia names. Brace yourself. Hold someone’s hand for comfort if you need to. When you’re ready, pick up the book, take your finger, and open up to the first page…IF YOU DARE! But don’t say you haven’t been warned.…
…fright-hungry kids will devour the mountain of terrifying horrors waiting to be discovered inside this book. Fans of Szpirglas' Gross Universe and They Did What?! will welcome this addition to this fun and fact-packed series.
Szpirglas is a veritable expert at goose bumps.
There’s lots to learn and lots to laugh about in this rousing read.
From ghosts to superstitions to mythological monsters, Szpirglas covers a wide range of scary topics but offers up a host of fascinating facts and fun info.
Witty and succinct…
A book filled with funny drawings and creepy facts — what more could a thrill-seeking kid want?
[Szpirglas] is in tune with what fascinates kids and knows how to write in language that will grab them and keep their interest. Perez’s vibrant, cartoonish illustrations are perfect as well, with enough vampires, ghosts and Frankenstein images to make this a Halloween hit.
With fun trivia and comic-book style artwork that oscillates between funny and scary, [Fear This Book] provides plenty to pore over.
Szpirglas and Perez did an excellent job! From the eye-catching cover to the easy-to-read format, Fear This Book will encourage readers of all ages to learn something new. With hundreds of interesting facts, this has to be my favourite non-fiction book ever. I definitely suggest this book to anyone and everyone.” Jordan gives Fear This Book 5 spine-tingling stars!
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