Stuff That Scare Your Pants Off!

The science scoop on more than 30 terrifying phenomena

Written by Glen Murphy; Illustrated by Mike Phillips

Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of certain things, like spiders or dark rooms? This book presents those fears and many more in an effort to help us understand fear and why the scary stuff might not really be so scary. It also presents the facts on the chances that some scary stuff might actually happen. Like the odds of being killed by a wasp bee or hornet sting is about 1 in 6 million,extremely rare, unless you are allergic to them. This book is packed with informative facts on fears and how to overcome them. The illustrations are all in black and white, not very exciting, but a book that someone would pick up for the information inside. The title is a great draw! I am only afraid that because it is a paperback, it will not last long in the library because this is the type of book students like to pour over.

Review by Sandy Brigman, Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Stuff That Scare Your Pants Off!
Written by Glen Murphy; Illustrated by Mike Phillips
Roaring Brook Press
192 p.
Release Date: August 30, 2011
ISBN: 9781596436336

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1 thought on “Stuff That Scare Your Pants Off!”

  1. This sounds like a book the kids would LOVE. I checked Perma-Bound and they have it in their binding, which would last longer than a paperback. Their catalog # is 51002.

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