Some Things Are Scary

Some Things Are Scary Cover

Some Things Are Scary

By Florence Parry Heide; Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763655907, 26pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

Know someone who's starting school? Getting a new job? Going to the in-laws for the first time? For anyone on the brink of something scary, this gift edition of a hilarious classic is the perfect antidote.
You re skating downhill, but you don t know how to stop. You re having your hair cut, and you suddenly realize . . . they re cutting it too short. There's no question about it: some things are scary. And never have common bugaboos been exposed with more comic urgency than in this masterful mix of things horrible and humiliating, monstrous or merely unsettling. Now in a compact edition with a new cover - and a bookplate that lets gift-givers specify the occasion - Florence Parry Heide's witty text and Jules Feiffer's over-the-top illustrations will get even the most anxious recipients laughing, while reassuring them (no matter how old they are) that they re not alone in their fears.

About the Author
Florence Parry Heide is an award-winning author of more than a hundred children's books, including the Treehorn series, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and "Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated), " illustrated by Lane Smith. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, children's book author and illustrator, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches a humor-writing class at Stony Brook Southampton College and lives in East Hampton, New York.