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Scary Book

Written by Thierry Dedieu

Illustrated by Thierry Dedieu

Early Years Key Stage 1 Art and Design Horror & Ghost Stories Humorous

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Dare you lift the flaps? Scary fun!

There are thrills galore in this stylish lift-the-flap book. Each page features a different creature – fish, bat, spider snake – and each looks pretty innocuous until you pull open the elongated flap then, good heavens, what horrors are revealed! The fish is no guppy, but a piranha with a gaping mouthful of sharp teeth (and a smaller fish about to be eaten)! Pull up the flap for the octopus and discover what’s inside – it’s not a pretty sight! Each flap reveals something more gruesome and revolting than before until the final image of a pumpkin, which turns out to be concealing some very creepy surprises. Young children will revel in these opportunities to be shocked and disgusted, and will shriek with glee at each new ghastliness revealed. The illustrations and bold colours are very striking and add just the right amount of humour to the horror. Nasty but nice!

Andrea Reece

Scary Book Synopsis

This delightfully ghoulish book is filled to the brim with creatures perfect for some Halloween fun. Whether it's a big bad wolf or a skeletal ghost, each monster is hiding its really horrible side beneath a foldable flap.

Lift the foldout on the crab to reveal sharp teeth and tentacle tongues or pull down the flap on the spider to discover its recently caught snacks. Thierry Dedieu's colorful illustrations bring humor and lightheartedness to many spine- chilling creatures.

A perfect blend of silly and scary, this big board book helps kids overcome their worries with laughter. Encourage your children to embrace their spooky side with this Halloween treat!

Book Information

ISBN: 9783791374642
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Thierry Dedieu
Illustrator: Thierry Dedieu
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Board book
Pagination: 20 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Art, Horror & Ghost Stories, Humorous

About Thierry Dedieu

THIERRY DEDIEU is an author and illustrator who has published nearly 100 books. He has received numerous awards, including the Sorcieres Special Prize in 2010. He lives in Le Gers, France.

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