Scare Yourself to Sleep

Rose Impey, Author, Moira Kemp, Illustrator Barron's Educational Series $8.95 (42p) ISBN 978-0-8120-5974-8
Children of a certain age love to scare themselves, and these two titles from the new Creepies series attempt to exploit that passion. Each first-person narrative enumerates scary things that the child imagines in the darkvarious monsters which are engagingly (and frighteningly) illustrated. The well-designed pictures are, in fact, more intriguing than the repetitive, overstated texts. In fact, these books read more like a catalogue of creepies than satisfyingly scary stories. Readers may prefer such solid collections as Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or Jack Prelutsky's haunting poems in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep. Ages 6-8. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1988
Release date: 10/01/1988
Paperback - 978-0-440-80234-1
Paperback - 48 pages - 978-1-57505-316-5
Library Binding - 48 pages - 978-1-57505-297-7
Hardcover - 42 pages - 978-1-84248-057-1
Hardcover - 41 pages - 978-1-84248-211-7
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