I Want to Be in a Scary Story

I Want to Be in a Scary Story

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"A vibrant, viewpoint-flipping picture book" Guardian

Praise for Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise: "This is the funniest picture book I have read in a long time" David Walliams

From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise comes a very scary read-aloud story ... or is it? Monster wants to be in a scary story - but is he brave enough? Scary stories have creepy witches and creaky stairs and dark hallways and spooky shadows... Oh my goodness me! That is very scary. Maybe a funny story would be better after all? Brilliantly interactive, children will delight in the wickedly funny turns-of-the-page, see themselves in the goofy, unconventional monster, and revel in the bold, hilarious illustration of celebrated graphic artist, Jean Jullien.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 248 x 289 x 6mm | 290g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406380008
  • 9781406380002
  • 70,988

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We laughed and laughed * BooksForBoysWeb.wordpress.com * "With its witty dialogue between reader and character, Sean Taylor's playful book is perfect for children of a more nervous disposition, and we love the in-your-face artwork by hot French graphic designer Jean Jullien, too." * Gurgle * "Sean Taylor knows just how much scariness little monsters, purple or otherwise, can take, and his clever scaling back of the terror as the tale proceeds, is spot on for keeping young listeners on the edge of their seats. Equally Jean Jullien's creepy scenes have a sufficient degree of zaniness to grip but not unduly alarm; and that final twist really hits the spot." * Red Reading Hub * "A fun, jumpy read." * Sunday Express Magazine * "[...] a playful, inventive read-aloud tale" * The Bookseller *
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About Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, Where the Bugaboo Lives, illustrated by Neal Layton, The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, A Brave Bear, illustrated by Emily Hughes and Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh, illustrated by Kate Hindley. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Find Sean online at seantaylorstories.com and on Twitter as @seantstories.

Jean Jullien is an illustrator who works with a vast range of media including illustration, photography, installations and clothing. He graduated from Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art and, in 2011, founded Jullien Brothers, specializing in moving image. His clients include Waterstones, the Tate, Channel 4, Byron Burger, The New York Times and the Guardian; he also regularly exhibits his work worldwide. His picture books include Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise, written by Sean Taylor, and Ralf. Originally from Nantes, France, Jean now lives in London. Find him online at jeanjullien.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @jean_jullien.
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Rating details

642 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 26% (169)
4 45% (286)
3 22% (143)
2 6% (36)
1 1% (8)
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