The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael (Hardcover)

By Bonny Becker, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763681500, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Bonny Becker and Mark Fearing join forces for a deliciously spooky story — with a twist ending that’ll leave readers hungry for more.

When the Thirteen bus pulls up one dreary, stormy evening, something about it doesn’t seem quite right. The driver grins down with a mouthful of long, white teeth, and there’s barely any room to sit, but Michael McMichael is bringing his gran something very dear, so he gets on board despite his misgivings. But as they travel on and the rest of the passengers get off, Michael realizes there’s nothing normal about this bus — and the driver is getting creepier by the minute. Best-selling author Bonny Becker’s cleverly rhyming text will chill and thrill readers alongside Mark Fearing’s wonderfully funny illustrations, making this book perfect for Halloween story times — and lovers of things that go bump in the night.


About the Author

Bonny Becker is the author of the best-selling Bear and Mouse series, which includes A Visitor for Bear, A Birthday for Bear, A Library Book for Bear, and others, all illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Bonny Becker lives in Seattle, Washington.

Mark Fearing is the author-illustrator of The Great Thanksgiving Escape and Giant Pants, and the illustrator of several other books for children. He lives in Oregon.


Praise For The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael

A young boy takes a terrifying bus ride on his way to his grandmother's house in Becker and Fearing's gleefully baleful picture book...Michael McMichael's creative and disconcerting solution to free himself from the bus will leave readers with a whole new set of frissons. Dark and delightful—for readers who enjoy chills with their giggles.
—Kirkus Reviews

This hilarious, spooky story has all the right components kids will love, making The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael a book kids will want to hear again and again.
—Kendal Rautzhan's "Books to Borrow"