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Algernon Graeves Is Scary Enough

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  13 reviews

It's Halloween. Algernon Graeves is in his attic trying to think of the scariest Halloween costume ever.He imagines himself a mummy, a vampire, a werewolf ... but none of those creatures are quite scary enough. So he thinks, and he thinks, and he thinks some more. Will Algernon Graeves be able to turn himself into a scary-enough monster in time to go trick-or-treating with

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published September 2005)
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A great Halloween read, especially when trying to decide on a costume ;-) I think the monster illustrations would have really scard me as a little kid (and they're still scary to me now!) but it's very well done.
My son hunts for Halloween books (with their special pumpkin sticker on the spine) in the library, so we read about Halloween year-round. I must admit, while Halloween is fun, I am a little tired of the topic. However, we all chuckled while reading Algernon Graeves today.

Algernon has an extremely vivid mental picture of what he wants to look like, which contrasts sharply with the actual end-product costume. That happens so often to me: I see something in my mind and am excited to do it/make it/e
For some reason the boys always pick out Halloween books. This one has lovely illustrations.
Alex Galarza
Algernon Graeves tries to come up with the scariest costumes he can think of, but the reality always falls short of his expectations.

Note: Better for an older kid because the monster illustrations are scarier than alot of picture books out there.
My six-year-old picked this one up at the library. Poorly written text seems only to serve as a vehicle for delivering greusome Halloween art. Not a book for young children.
Christine Turner
Algernon Graeves wants to wear the darkest, scariest Halloween costume ever to go trick-or-treating and finally thinks of just the right thing.
This book was so cute. I loved the illistrations. This would be a great book to read if allowed at Halloween, the studetns would love the pictures.
May 30, 2008 Megan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kids who think Halloween is fun
Soren wanted this one read daily. The contrast between the scary pictures and the funny cartoon pictures seemed really delightful to him.
just want to keep a record of this book. I read to Ez, he LOVED, got in trubble because pictures "too scary". ;)
An excellent Halloween read. The artwork is fantastic, and the parade of monsters is delightfully spooky.
Serena McGlashen
I'm only giving this 4 start because it was a G rated book and you made it have scary pictures.
A weird children's book with some truly frightening illustrations!
This book terrified my 5 year old, returning it back to the library.
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