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Scary School by Derek the Ghost

Friday, December 2, 2011
You think your school's scary?
Get a load of these teachers:
Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire
Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess
Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half zombie
Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex!
Gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein's monster on the loose The world's most frighteningly delicious school lunch
The narrator's an eleven-year-old ghost!
Join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!

Goodreads Summary

Looking for a children's book this Christmas?  This book might be a great gift for a young boy or middle grade reader.  The illustrations added that perfect bit to the book that brought it to a higher level; it was easier to picture the characters, plots, and scenes and any young reader will appreciate the illustrations.  The characters are inventive, as well as their names; the characters are very memorable over all. 

The events are perfectly paced for a younger reader.  The plot was easy to follow and interesting.  The author was very detailed, though a reader can still use his/her imagination at times.  There were plenty of funny events that will make a reader laugh as well as some more serious scenes that will have the reader waiting for the next scene in anticipation.  The secondary characters rounded out the novel, the reader will also enjoy getting to know them. 

If you are a parent looking for an enjoyable, humorous book for your middle grade child, this is a great Christmas present.  The characters are engaging and unique, the plot was fast-paced and interesting, and the book is likely to hold your child's attention. 

4 Stars

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  1. Maria said...:

    Nice Review! I posted up my review for the book yesterday. You're right the illustrations just made the book perfect. I especially loved the characters!

  1. Thanks! It sounds like we both agree :)