Saturday, December 3, 2016

Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy and Spine-Chilling, From Arachnids to Zombies



Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, From Arachnids to Zombies
By Julie Winterbottom
Workman Publishing, 2016. Informational.

A self-declared compendium of thrills and chills that acts as a kid's guide to everything scary from Arachnids to Zombies. Ever wanted to learn more about the Mongolian Death Worm? Werewolves? Being buried alive? This is a great place to start. You have entries on all kinds of monsters - made-up and very real. Plus there are sections with practical information like what to consider if you hear ghostly noises in your own home and recipes for fake blood to scare your friends.

For those who read scary books year round and not just at Halloween, this book is a delight. I am a lifetime consumer of scary books and movies and was pleasantly surprised by how fun and readable this book is. It is as humorous as it is spooky and it even features a spook-o-meter rating every topic so you don't accidentally read something very scary when you only wanted something a little scary. 

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