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Scared Stiff

3.24 of 5 stars 3.24  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The feisty little girl from I Hate to Go to Bed! is back--and scared stiff! And who wouldn't be? Snakes in her closet . . . monsters in the bushes . . . and you don't even want to know what else! What’s a kid to do?
Well, this girl has a plan--one that will make kids and parents alike burst out in laughter as she faces her fears and discovers they’re not as bad as she thou...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1337)
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Follow this young girl and see what she is afraid of, as she proclaims that she is "scared stiff!" From the neighborhood dog that she calls, "Ono" (because she says "oh, no!" every time she sees her) to her closet full of snakes. After deciding that being afraid is "no way to live," this spunky girl decides to become a witch (because "witches aren't afraid of anything"). Donning her witch hat helps her to realize that she has nothing to fear. Realistically told from a child's perspective. Davis'...more
A young girl is scared of a giant dog, monsters in her backyard and snakes. But then she remembers the magic words and she feels better. She feels even better when she finds her witches hat. With her hat on she sees that the monster in the backyard is really only a shrub, the snakes in her closet are really just shoelaces and the giant dog in her backyard is only a mother dog and her puppies.
Jenna's Mom
Jul 15, 2008 Jenna's Mom rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids 4 and up
This book was ok; I don’t think Jenna liked it that much. The little boy was imagining that ordinary things were really very scary things and I think the concept was beyond her at this point.
This is really how children view the world. It did a great job of addressing the fears children deal with every day.
The Styling Librarian
Fears vs. reality. Very cute.
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