100 Scariest Things on the Planet

100 Scariest Things on the Planet

by Anna Claybourne
     
 

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Packed full of the scariest things on Earth!

What if you had to fight a great white shark? Or cross a wobbly wooden bridge? Or what if you were caught in a storm--and it looked like it was raining blood? You can hear about all of these terrifying things in 100 SCARIEST THINGS ON THE PLANET. If you've ever wondered about alien encounters, deadly creatures, and

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Packed full of the scariest things on Earth!

What if you had to fight a great white shark? Or cross a wobbly wooden bridge? Or what if you were caught in a storm--and it looked like it was raining blood? You can hear about all of these terrifying things in 100 SCARIEST THINGS ON THE PLANET. If you've ever wondered about alien encounters, deadly creatures, and real-life monsters, then you'll love this compendium of all things scary! With interesting facts, side panels, and scariness ratings, children will enjoy reading about all the things that keep them up at night and learning the truth behind their favorite fears. And, best of all, they're sure to find new things to scream about!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
The cover warns, "Prepare to be terrified!" Like the other books in this series (100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet, 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet, and 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet), this is irresistible fare for upper elementary and middle school-aged children. The book is organized into four categories: Scary Nature and Furious Forces, Scary Places and Dreadful Destinations, Scary Monsters and Strange Science, and Scary Stunts and Frightening Feats. Each page features something new to be frightened of, ranging from the familiar (sharks, mummy tombs, ghosts, skydiving) to the exotic (raining fish, Ngong Ping 360, Chessie, ZORBing), along with a "scariness" rating of from one to five frightened face icons. The layout is lively and magazine-like, with a photo or two that illustrates each terrifying item along with a paragraph or two of background information and a boxed Did You Know? sidebar or tip. For instance, the entry on sword swallowing explains how the activity is performed, with a photo and appropriate warnings to leave it to professionals, and offers the record for how many swords can be swallowed at once: sixteen. There's no index or indication of sources, so this isn't useful for research purposes, but browsers looking for scary tidbits with which to regale their friends or frighten themselves won't mind. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545374446
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
316,093
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Anna Claybourne has written many books for children including, all of the previous books in the 100 Most series.

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