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Algernon Graeves Is Scary Enough

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  16 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

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published September 2005)
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Qt
Oct 29, 2010 Qt rated it really liked it
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.
Liz Goble
Nov 05, 2016 Liz Goble rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Fun Halloween read about choosing the right costume. The monster pictures were pretty scary and may be too much for some children.
Heather
Jun 16, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-childrens
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
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Alex Galarza
Sep 18, 2012 Alex Galarza rated it it was ok
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.
Mortira
Oct 18, 2012 Mortira rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hathor
An excellent Halloween read. The artwork is fantastic, and the parade of monsters is delightfully spooky.
Shelley
Feb 27, 2012 Shelley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: halloween
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.
julia
Sep 25, 2008 julia rated it liked it
Shelves: ez-favs
just want to keep a record of this book. I read to Ez, he LOVED, got in trubble because pictures "too scary". ;)
Megan
May 30, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing
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.
Missy
Jun 14, 2011 Missy rated it did not like it
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
Jan 21, 2010 Christine Turner rated it really liked it
Algernon Graeves wants to wear the darkest, scariest Halloween costume ever to go trick-or-treating and finally thinks of just the right thing. www.hcpl.net
Rachael
Rachael rated it it was ok
Oct 12, 2012
Serena McGlashen
Jan 22, 2012 Serena McGlashen rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-read-on-my-own
I'm only giving this 4 start because it was a G rated book and you made it have scary pictures.
Amanda Lyons
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May 01, 2011
Kimberly Ann
Jan 25, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it really liked it
Great for Halloween storytimes; about a little boy who can not decide on a costume for Halloween.
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Rainey
A weird children's book with some truly frightening illustrations!
Donna
Jun 24, 2012 Donna rated it did not like it
This book terrified my 5 year old, returning it back to the library.
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May 04, 2008
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Allison
Aug 29, 2014 Allison rated it liked it
For some reason the boys always pick out Halloween books. This one has lovely illustrations.
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