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Scary Godmother: The Boo Flu (Scary Godmother #4)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  74 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Scary Godmother has come down with the terrible Boo Flu! Will Halloween come at all this year? Of course it will, thanks to her good friend, Hannah Marie! This plucky little girl bites off a bit more than she can chew when she bravely volunteers to become the substitute mistress of all things Spooky. Written in delightful rhyming prose - whimsical fun for readers of all ag ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 30th 2000 by Sirius Entertainment (first published October 10th 2000)
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Nov 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tween, children-s
Picture book? Graphic novel? A bit of both.

Scary Godmother has the boo flu, so Hannah Marie steps up to try and get everything on the fright side ready for the big day. The job is a lot bigger than she thought, and Hannah's a bit discouraged about not being able to keep her promise.
SG gets better in the nick of time, and the two friends work together to get the job done, and figure out the true meaning of Halloween.

Gorgeously illustrated with a story that is sure to charm even the most "geez, I
Danica Midlil
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I like this one much more than the original Scary Godmother story, which seemed a little old and scary for the very young protagonist it involved. Wasn't quite sure how old she thought her audience should be for that book.
But this one is sillier with it's spooky bits and comes off more believably for children (and Halloween-loving adults like ME!).

"She crocheted fresh cobwebs...
She belfreyed the bats..."

Fabulous vocab!
I really enjoyed this story! It had a feel of the Night Before Christmas or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas in its storytelling, except that this one is about Halloween. The images tell much more about the story than the words do, and much time could be spent determining what is going on in the pictures. It is drawn as a graphic novel, and the text is very rhyme-y and singsong-y. I would definitely recommend this to people who love Halloween!
Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Bought this book for my sister and had to take a look. Absolutely spooky cute and sweet.
This ultra cute graphic novel/picture book was great. Scary Godmother is sick and Hannah tries to take over the Halloween preparations for her. The pictures are gorgeous, endearing and humorous.
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The watercolor illustrations are amazing.
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Jill Thompson is an American comic book writer and illustrator. Probably best known for her work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmother series, she has also worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman and more recently, Beasts of Burden.

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