Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scary School by Derek Taylor Kent

Scary School by Derek Taylor Kent

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" 

 Plus 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. 

-Published June 21st 2011 by HarperCollins

Food to Eat While Reading: Polite Pumpkin Custard

Scary School is such a fun ride.  You have to just let your hair down and hold on when you read it because it is wacky and zany.  

It fits right in with the middle school set with odd ball characters, crazy happenings and the threat of death is eminent. 

One of my middle schoolers will not pick up this book because he thinks it will be too scary. LOL! My other middle schooler gets it.  He thinks it is hilarious.  The humor is off beat and fun.  The danger in the book teeters on the edge of strangeness, but that's why I think middle schoolers are going to love it!  

The second book, Monsters on the March will be released June 26th--mark your calendars!


Leave me a comment-I'd love to hear what you think!