Melly is a brave little monster who is not afraid of anything. She loves surprises, and when her fun-loving cousin invites her over for a big surprise, Melly excitedly sets out for a visit. On her way, she notices skittish skeletons, a coal-black cat, and even ghoulish goblins following her. But Melly is not scared, no she's not! Well, maybe just a teensy bit . . .
Praise for Not Very Scary
“A clever hybrid of story and counting book, ending with the adorably drawn creepy-friendly crowd gathering for a Halloween bash.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Pizzoli crams the pages with comically ghoulish chaos, and his smiley creatures (Melly included) are more cute than bloodcurdling.” —Starred review/Publishers Weekley
“This cumulative Halloween tale is bursting at the seams with things that go bump in the night.” —The Horn Book
“This fast-paced read aloud will suit the many young listeners interested in just a dash of spookiness with their Halloween adventures.” —School Library Journal
“A terrific Halloween title to share with those readers who prefer giggles to shivers.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A fine, not-too-scary choice for reading aloud in the weeks before Halloween.” —Booklist-