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Night of the Living Dummy III (Goosebumps, No 40) Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1996
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- Lexile measure : 450L
- Grade level : 4 - 7
- Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0590568779
- ISBN-13 : 978-0590568777
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Reading level : 9 - 12 years
- Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks; First edition (February 1, 1996)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,699,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In some respects, it feels like a rewrite, and corrects a lot of the beats that just didn't work with the last one.
R.L. Stine's characterization also really shines with this entry. The siblings play off of one another with genuine sibling personalities, and their reluctance to accept (or, like, not accept) their doofy cousin feels very real. The dad is awkward, and often fails at being a stern parent -- but he tries! he tries really, really hard.
It's a creepy entry: Trina and Dan O'Dell's dad brings home a 13th dummy to add to his collection during a visit from some relatives. Soon after, horrible pranks start occurring in the night, with cousin Zane usually at the butt-end of them. Most of the yarn is about unraveling the mystery of who's behind the pranks, and what the motivation is. It could be Slappy, or it might be a bit more...real. The real scares don't crop up until the very end.
With mild spoilers, I still don't understand Slappy's goal to make children his slaves by...being a jerk. Like with the last entry, he isn't threatening -- just annoying. Even rude. And like the last entry, our heroes simply overpower him when he plays his cards and starts making threats. It makes Slappy's nefarious goals confusing, and his threats weak.
But this entry was all about the characterization, and the feeling of an ominous mystery! It's easily the best of the sub-series, and can be read entirely on its own without reference to the prior entries.
This is my favorite Night Of The Living Dummy book. I like Rocky because he's a gankster dummy. But in the movie Slappy got struck by lightning, exploded, and died. In the book Slappy got stretched out by the other dummies and died. And your not going to belive the pranks he pulls this time. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!
I was so happy I bought 1 2 and 3
I have to say these books are the only books he wants to sit down and read on his own.
He was so happy to get these for Christmas present.. Night of the Living Dummy 3 (Classic Goosebumps #26)
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they finds a piece of paper in the dummy........they say the weird word and the trouble has started
the dummy do crazy things and a character is blamed
and they never have satisfing ending
though good for children age 8 to 11
and totally boring for teens