ALGERNON GRAEVES IS SCARY ENOUGH by Peter Bollinger

ALGERNON GRAEVES IS SCARY ENOUGH

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

What happens when a young boy imagines the “darkest, scariest, set-your-teeth-on-edge Halloween costume ever?” A very determined Algernon Graeves has gone to the attic to find the perfect Halloween costume. Initially, Algernon pictures himself as a ghost, then a mummy, followed by a vampire and a werewolf and finally a zombie. All are scary, but not quite scary enough to suit Algernon. Frustrated, Algernon abandons the traditional repertoire of macabre monsters and opts instead for a splendid costume of his very own invention that is just “scary enough.” Spooky illustrations dwarf Algernon in chilling grey, blue, black and green shadows that bring out the worst in the cast of downright horrible monsters that Algernon conjures up. A seasonal treat that should appeal to monster-loving tiny tricksters who may be inspired to create their own scary Halloween originals. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-052268-2
Page count: 32pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2005




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