Tuesday, October 15, 2013

That's Creepy! Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-Out Factor - a book review

Quote of the Day:  "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."
                                          ~W. Somerset Maugham

Title:  That's Creepy! Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-Out Factor
Author:  Crispin Boyer
National Geographic Kids - Ages 8-12

This book was way too creepy for me but this is just the kind of book that kids love....scary, spine-tingling and over-the-top spooky.  You are navigated through this book by two co-hosts.  One is Special Agent Jeepers of the CIA (Creepy Intelligence Agency) who warns you not to read this book before bedtime in case nightmares occur.  He is definitely a voice of reason for the reader.  The other host is Ethel the E.T., who is an extraterrestrial and lives on a planet that is bright, shiny, safe and .....boring.  It has two suns, six moons and 79.3 hours of round-the-clock daylight. She's a believer in earth's folklore and the supernatural stories that are told here.  The author has included a special "happy place" page where the sensitive readers can go to fend off those creepy thoughts and ideas that may slink in and overtake their mind, body and very soul.

The book is packed full of stories regarding werewolves, vampires, and all things that are scary and go bump in the night.  It is not for the faint-hearted.  Throughout the book are arranged colourful, fabulous photos that visually bring the text to life....no you wouldn't want that to happen....off to the "happy page  for you.   If you love trivia and historical information then this book is for you.  The perfect Halloween read!

About the Author:

Crispin Boyer

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Crispin Boyer lives in San Francisco and writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife, Ramah, are the lord and lady of a 1914 Victorian that is 700 times smaller than a typical castle but almost as drafty. Their microwave might not roast an ox like most medieval ovens, but at least their bathroom isn't a hole in the wall that empties into a stinky moat.

                                                 Book Review Rating:  8   (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!   May your day be awesome!  

* This book was compliments of  Media Masters Publicity with thanks.  Thoughts and ideas are my own.

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