Have you ever been on a swing when someone is pushing you too high, been hugged by someone you don't like, or stepped on something squishy when you're in your bare feet? Some things are scary, but they can be funny too. A fun look at the scary things in life.Have you ever been on a swing when someone is pushing you too high, been hugged by someone you don't like, or stepped on something squishy when you're in your bare feet? Some things are scary, but they can be funny too. A fun look at the scary things in life.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2000-10-16 In this new edition of a 1969 manuscript, inventively illustrated by Feiffer (Meanwhile...), the hero demonstrates that some things are scary, and those same thingsDwhen they happen to someone elseDare darkly funny. When the panicky character zooms across a blindingly white spread on in-line skates ("Skating downhill when you haven't learned how to stop/ is scary"), the stressful situation is comical because it hits so close to home. Other suspenseful sequences depend on reversals of fortune: "Waiting to jump out and say BOO! at someone/ is scary," but so is "Waiting for someone to jump out and say BOO! at you..." Using childlike phrasing, Heide (The Shrinking of Treehorn) makes a list of anxiety-provoking moments-in-progress. She suggests that everyday problems ("Finding out your best friend has a best friend that isn't you/ is scary") can be as startling as daydreams ("Thinking what if you'd been born a hippopotamus/ is scary"). Feiffer's hyperactive sketches seek an edge between silly and horribleDnot unlike embarrassmentDand the design shows off the visual and verbal pacing. The frantic boy, always tiptoeing and suffering from indecision, floats in negative space and never comes to rest. With perceptive examples and over-the-top images of physical comedy, Heide and Feiffer acknowledge, and perhaps demystify, some shared fears. Ages 5-9. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-09-29 Some Things Are Scary (No Matter How Old You Are) by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Jules Feiffer, demonstrates an assortment of scary things, from "stepping on something squishy when you're in your bare feet" to "climbing a tree when you don't remember how to get down." Wry pictures demonstrate that scary things can be funny too in this witty and reassuring gift book. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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