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Oct 27 2015

Fright Club by Ethan Long

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Bloomsbury, 2015. ISBN 9781408867549
(Age: 4-7) Recommended. Halloween. Monsters. In the midnight hour, Vlad has called a meeting of all the scariest creatures including Frank K. Stein, Sandy Witch, Virginia Wolf and Mumford the Mummy. It is the night before Halloween and they need to practise their ghoulish faces, scary moves and chilling sounds. Unfortunately, their faces wouldn't even scare a daddy long legs spider and Vlad is extremely disappointed. Just as Mumford's eyes are popping out of his head, there's a knock at the door and a cute white rabbit and her lawyer Frances Foxx appears. Vlad shuts the door in their faces and tries to get his monster friends to focus. When all of the rabbit's critter friends pound on the door and show their amazing, scary steps and frightening screams, Operation Kiddy Scare is set to be the best Halloween yet.
A delightfully, dark and spooky picture book, Fright Club is an exciting story to share, seen from a different point of view. This is a scarily good Halloween read-aloud story.
Rhyllis Bignell

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