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I'm Not Going Out There!

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"I'm not going out there," declares the little boy in this hilarious, rhyming story. But what is frightening him? It's not the dragon breathing smoke in the living room. Or the ghost snacking on toast and chocolate in the kitchen. The witches in the bathroom are too busy washing their dirty underwear to bother anyone. And the monsters performing ballet exercises in the bed ...more
Paperback, 28 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Good Books (first published 2006)
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Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really fun to read out loud. Nice meter, lots of things kids are typically scared of with a surprise at the end. Fun pictures.
Megan Higginson
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book fabulous rhyming story is hilarious. It has my daughter (21), and I in stitches, especially the unexpected twist at the end. We had to read it again.
Deanna Donald
Mar 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a great read! I can definitely see this book being read to a student who may not be getting much sleep at night and telling his teacher because he is afraid of something in his room. This book truly shows the imagination of students of what they feel is "hiding" in their rooms, but usually turns out to simply be a figment of their imagination. Great book for students who are scared and for those who are not as at one time or another, we have all seen something quite scary in o ...more
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have sort of guess the twist at the end but not quite exactly the right answer. It gives me laugh every time! I'm a adult and even I love this brilliant book! It should be very good for all children! Highly recommend it!

You can also find Richard Armitage reading this story on YouTube for CBeebies Bedtime Hour.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Our narrator is currently cowering under his bed and absolutely, positively, not going to dare going out! Something has him spooked. But what could it be? He's not afraid of the dragon, the ghost, the witches, or even the monsters creeping around his house, what could drive him under his bed tonight?

When you find out, you'll laugh, and agree with his decision to stay put.
Jun 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Cute story. With all the things that could scare a little guy, the surprise at the end is just what is so scary that makes the main character stay under his bed. Fun language, the meter bobbles only occasionally, and the finish is just right.
Apr 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
What makes this little boy so nervous? I'm not going to spoil it here, but I would be afraid too. I love the rhyming and the pictures in this book, and kids love it too. When I read it at story time, the kids were laughing aloud.
This was read today at story session at the library and the class of special needs kids loved it. One child who can always pick the ending was stumped with this one, and another child who is usually fairly subdued was very excited.
Helen Jeffries
A good rhyming book for students. A surprise ending is great for inferring or making predictions.
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a cute picture book. Brings up the idea of what can be scary, and what we cause to be scary. The ending is THE best!
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Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
A quick fun read with exciting repercussions for a bad act. It is adorable! Lovely pictures with this book.
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I saw the twist ending coming. A month later, the twist is all I remember.
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