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Scary Fright, Are You All Right?

Gibala-Broxholm, Scott

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ISBN 10: 0803725884 / ISBN 13: 9780803725881
Published by Dial, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First printing with full number line. Custom inscription on large sticker with drawing of web, spider, and spooky letters; signed by the author/illustrator. Young monster contracts human-itis. It's been done before (think "Gregory the Terrible Eater), but this is still a charming tale. Nice condition overall. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000084023

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Title: Scary Fright, Are You All Right?

Publisher: Dial

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Even though she's a monster-girl, Scary Fright is just like any other kid-well, almost. She likes pizza (with bugs on top), singing (actually, howling), and playing (in the cemetery).

But when she brings home a kitten and starts saying "please" and "thank you," Mama and Papa Fright decide their little ghoul has become too frightful! Has Scary come down with a dreaded case of "human-i-tis"? And will Dr. Ghastly be able to find a cure for her terrifying behavior?

Full of spooky-kooky goings-on, this silly story is just right for little goblins who like scary stories and ghastly giggles.

From Publishers Weekly:

In a 7" x 9" chapter book format, first-timer Gibala-Broxholm presents a monster family with an interesting problem. Their young daughter, Scary Fright, starts acting strangely one Friday the 13th: she craves pizza rather than slime, and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" instead of howling at the moon. Her behavior shocks her parents ("Good goblins! What's next?"), who bring her straight to Doctor Ghastly. The examination reveals that Scary has "Human-i-tis," contracted from contact with a human playmate. A little monstrous medicine fixes everything. Well, almost Scary still wants to go home and play with her pet kitten. The gags here make the Munsters-ish story work. Mama's eyes pop out (literally) when she hears about the pet kitten ("Well, you can have it for dessert," she says at first, "But only if you've eaten all your slime"). Doctor Ghastly looks Scary over "from head to tail," and listens "to both her hearts beat." Gibala-Broxholm's inventive watercolor spot art, framed panels and full-bleed paintings brim with monstrous touches. Toy coffins and tombstone-shaped telephones litter the monster family's home and a skeleton version of Grant Wood's American Gothic hangs on a wall. Kids will love the backwards monster-think ("Sweet nightmares," Papa says at bedtime) and the new twist on the theme of unconditional love ("No matter what you do," Mama tells Scary, kissing her at bedtime, "we still think you are a terrible monster"). 4-8.
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