Review: Scary School: Monsters on the March by Derek the Ghost
Author: Derek the Ghost
Publisher: Harper Collins Children
Published: June 26, 2012
Hardcover, 256 pages
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
As winners of last year's Ghoul Games, the students of Scary School are off to Monster Forest. School may be scary, but the forest has a few frights of its own, including:
Bearodactyls—so terrifying we can't even show you pictures of them
Princess Zogette, the Monster King's toad-faced daughter, who falls for Charles Nukid . . . hard
Captain Pigbeard, fearsome leader of the Monster-Pirates and Princess Zogette's fiancÉ (well, former fiancÉ, thanks to Charles)
And when Zogette follows Charles to Scary School, the Monster King and Captain Pigbeard raise their armies and chase after her. But the monsters have no idea who—or what—they're dealing with.
In this clever, funny sequel to the frighteningly hilarious Scary School, Charles, Penny Possum, Dr. Dragonbreath, and all the students and teachers prove that scary monsters are no match for Scary School!
If you're looking for a great book to get your kids, this is it! I read the first book, Scary School, with my kids last year. They both loved it! So when the next book, Scary School: Monsters on the March, came out both kids were excited to get back to Scary School and Derek the Ghost.
Scary School is not your average school. You'd never get eaten by a dragon, or cursed by a mummy, or go on a field trip to meet the Monster King in public school. However all that and more happens everyday at Scary School. This book centers around Charles Nukid and his unfortunate engagement to Princess Zogette. However, their 'love' threatens to destroy everyone at Scary School and divide a nation. This book is full of interesting and fun characters that children will enjoy. There is never a dull moment or chapter. I love the humor that Derek the Ghost puts into his books. Don't tell your kids, but there's also little educational bits in it as well. All in all this is a fun series to read with your kids, girls and boys alike. Check out http://www.scaryschool.com/ for book extras and games.
"There is no doubt that the monsters will be coming to retrieve Princess Zogette from Charles. But we must remember that the students and teachers of Scary School are a family. An attach on one of us is an attack on all of us. when the monsters arrive, we must be ready to fight for the love Charles has for his monster bride."
"But I don't even like her!" Charles exclaimed.