Saturday, August 11, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: SCARY SCHOOL by Derek The Ghost

SCARY SCHOOL
by
DEREK THE GHOST

Publisher:  HarperCollins
Pages:  Ebook 
Available: Now
Age:  Elementary / Middle School
Acquired:  Sent for review from Derek The Ghost via his full bodied ghost whisperer Derek Taylor Kent !



RATING:  4.5 Hilariously Scary Stars!


Description:
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
And
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



 Marissa Review:

I have spent a fair bit of time reading this book......
BECAUSE IT'S SOOO COOL FOR KIDS!!  
My 8year old son (Lachlan) read this with me.  And after 4 reads...he (and I) am glad that the second book has now been released so we can grab that and read some more of this cool crazy school.
Derek Taylor Kent

I received a digital copy for review from none other than Derek The Ghost himself!  OK, so maybe he had a little help from Derek Taylor Kent!  The fun we had reading this had us ordering our own print version. 

Aimed at the elementary / middle school level - I have no doubt that Scary School will be well received by parents.    Lachlan and I enjoyed it so much that we have donated a set of the Scary School books (books 1 & 2 so far) to his classroom library for everyone to enjoy!  (For those interested, Scary School is an Accelerated Reader book.)

The story is narrated by Derek the Ghost and we are taken on a fun and crazy trip through the classrooms of Scary School.

Charles "New Kid" Nukid
We meet such great characters including the Rachael's ---- Raychel, Rachael & Frank (pronounced Rachel!) and of course Charles "New Kid" Nukid.  

This is Charles' first year at Scary School - and he's in for quite the adventure :)  At Scary School, there are no normal kids and teachers, no standard classroom rules or field trips..... you get teachers than can eat you, students that are werewolves and you can get killed before first bell - but don't worry...as long as you get to Nurse Hairymoles in time....you get brought back to life - just might not be the same as what you were before!!

Check out the book trailer and most definitely check out the most awesome website that compliments the series.  The kids (and parents) are gonna love it!


ENJOY!
MARISSA
 

2 comments:

  1. Ooohhh this is a great gift idea to get young chickens to read.

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    1. Definitely! a number of our friends have had success with their youngsters finally getting started on reading outside of school! It is such a fun book. Marissa

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