That's Creepy: Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-out Factorby Crispin Boyer
In a world where werewolves rule and vampires are just the boy or girl next door, kids love anything that will scare the pants off them. But how do you separate fact from fiction? Do haunted houses, spooky ghosts, and UFOs have a place in history, or is it all just a bunch of hooey? Crawling with spine-tingly facts, eerie anecdotes, and fun information, this book
In a world where werewolves rule and vampires are just the boy or girl next door, kids love anything that will scare the pants off them. But how do you separate fact from fiction? Do haunted houses, spooky ghosts, and UFOs have a place in history, or is it all just a bunch of hooey? Crawling with spine-tingly facts, eerie anecdotes, and fun information, this book is all about everything creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. It's a perfect book for the bathroom library or to read by flashlight under the covers. Just don't tell kids how much real science and history they're actually learning!
Meet the Author
CRISPIN BOYER is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine. His books include National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas, National Geographic Kids Everything Castles, and National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt.
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This book was way too creepy for me but this is just the kind of book that kids love....scary, spine-tingling and over-the-top spooky. You are navigated through this book by two co-hosts. One is Special Agent Jeepers of the CIA (Creepy Intelligence Agency) who warns you not to read this book before bedtime in case nightmares occur. He is definitely a voice of reason for the reader. The other host is Ethel the E.T., who is an extraterrestrial and lives on a planet that is bright, shiny, safe and .....boring. It has two suns, six moons and 79.3 hours of round-the-clock daylight. She's a believer in earth's folklore and the supernatural stories that are told here. The author has included a special "happy place" page where the sensitive readers can go to fend off those creepy thoughts and ideas that may slink in and overtake their mind, body and very soul. The book is packed full of stories regarding werewolves, vampires, and all things that are scary and go bump in the night. It is not for the faint-hearted. Throughout the book are arranged colourful, fabulous photos that visually bring the text to life....no you wouldn't want that to happen....off to the "happy page for you. If you love trivia and historical information then this book is for you. The perfect Halloween read!