In this hilarious rhyming story, little monsters learn the art of scaring trick-or-treaters. Follow zombies, ghouls, ghosts and many more creepy creatures as they study the most spooktacular ways to terrify their guests. Will they be able to perfect their frightening ways before Halloween? Fright School is a welcome addition to the Halloween genre that will have kids cracking up at what “school” looks like for the very monsters that scare them. And in the end, it teaches kids that they don’t need to be scared of monsters—the monsters might be just as scared as them!
I love writing fiction and nonfiction for children, including prose and poetry. Three of my 20+ books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs, and two have been featured selections of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Several have been translated into other languages. My recent picture books include Rain Forest Colors and Ocean Counting (named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2014 by the National Science Teachers’ Association), Love Is Real, Fright School, and Mirabel’s Missing Valentines. I also write and collaborate on holiday and seasonal pop-up books, including LEAVES and SHELLS. I love finding humor in everyday life, and I’m fascinated by the natural world. Visitors to my backyard include rabbits, hawks, bears, foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and many birds.
Chiara Galletti tried to choke on the umbilical cord, but she did not succeed so she was born. As a witty embryo had already realized how hard life was, but there was a way to tone down it, drawing! And so she took the pencil and drew its first sine wave line. She has already felt better! She is a children’s book illustrator and character designer. She has a degree in advertising at the University for Foreigners of Perugia and a specialization in E – design at the Academy of Digital Arts Nemo Florence. Currently She is working for Astound Agency as illustrator and she is organizing digital drawing workshop teens at Biblioteca delle Nuvole of Perugia. Chiara is very curious and loves learning new things and observing the world around her in every way possible: by traveling, by reading, by watching movies, by visiting art exhibitions, by meeting new people. Drawing for her is not a hobby or a job; it is a mission. She likes to make people happy with her art and her colors.