The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins

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Some people are a little bit STRANGE or a little too LOUD, and  justa little bit SCARY.But I bet, if you knew them,and knew their favorite things,you'd think that maybe, (probably) most people aren't so scary after all.

About Emily Jenkins

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Emily Jenkins is the author of Invisible Inkling and The Whoopie Pie War, the first and third books in the series featuring Hank and Inkling. She has also written the chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Go Home, plus a lot of picture books, including The Little Bit Scary People, That New Animal, and Five Creatures. She has worn the same butterfly costume for the past nine Halloweens, and if she has an invisible friend--she's not telling.Harry Bliss is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Diary of a Fly, Diary of a Worm, and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin; A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech; Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig; and Invisible Inkling and The Whoopie Pie War. He is also an award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. Harry Bliss lives in Vermont. Alexandra Boiger has illustrated several picture and chapter books, among them While Mama had a Quick Little Chat, Tallulah's Tutu, and the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California. Please visit her at
Published September 23, 2008 by Hyperion Book CH. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A little red-haired girl observes that many of the people in her neighborhood and school seem a “little bit scary.” There’s the big boy on the skateboard who plays loud music, the bus driver who demands exact change, the imposing school principal with the long fingernails and the wacky music tea...

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Turn the page, however, and the narrator envisions an entirely different scenario: “I bet when he wakes up in the morning, he kisses his cat on the head and scratches her neck until she purrs.” The redheaded heroine sits atop a dresser in this imaginary bedroom, which houses the would-be miscrean...

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