Here is the summary from Goodreads for Mummies:
The creators of Grossology continue the icky, sticky history lesson!
The second title in our new sub-series of All Aboard Reading is about mummies from around the world. With hilarious illustrations and disgusting facts about mummies from King Tut to the Bog Man, this easy-to-read book will keep readers wrapped up for hours!
Our new series opens with a book about vampires and blood drinkers throughout history. Separating fact from fiction, from Bram Stoker's Dracula to real cultures all over the world, this easy-to-read book will horrify and delight readers for hours!
I really like that these books are so fact filled, yet not only easy to read, but are funny and really interesting. I was telling my husband facts from each book all night (he was slightly less amused than I was).
They also aren't scary! They take something that could be really scary to a child (especially this time of year) and lay it out in a factual manner, dispelling all myths and rumors, and really making it so it isn't scary.
I also enjoyed Jack Keely's illustrations. They were cartoony and funny, without making me feel like I was reading a kids book, which to me, was another way of taking away the scary factor.
I'm putting both of these on my "New Books" shelf Tuesday. I figure by Wednesday, they'll have been fought over numerous times and already be checked out (shoot, just to be mean, I might hold them for the buddy read station for a week just so everyone gets a chance to look at them before I let kiddos borrow them).