Ray Gordon loves to scare his younger brother, Brandon. It's not hard considering Brandon is terrified of everything--loud noises, roller coasters, and especially the wooden dummy, Slappy, that Ray got from Jonahttan Chiller's HorrorLand gift shop.
In order to throw his big New Year's Even party, Ray's parents make him promise to leave Brandon alone. But strange, mean-spirited things keep happening to his little brother, and Slappy always seems to be around for it. Could those words Ray read out loud actually have brought the dummy to life?
R. L. Stine
R.L. Stine is the creator of the bestselling Goosebumps series, which has more than 400 million copies in print worldwide and celebrated 25 years in 2017. Goosebumps is one of the bestselling children's series of all-time and inspired a popular television show, as well as a feature film starring Jack Black that opened at #1 at the box office. His other popular children's books include the series Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School, and his first picture book, with Marc Brown, The Little Shop of Monsters
. R.L. Stine lives in New York City. You can connect with him on Twitter @RL_Stine or Facebook: facebook.com/rlstine. For more information, visit rlstine.com and www.scholastic.com/goosebumps.