Scare Care is worth buying simply because the intent of the editor, Graham Masterton, in compiling these stories was to help children in desperate need. However, Scare Care also stands on it's own feet as a genuinely good read for those of us who love this genre. Mommy, the first story in the book, is more of a feel good horror story than truly frightening, but springs from a very interesting concept nevertheless. You might, as I did, find a lump in your throat after reading Things Not Seen, and The Avenger of Death asked interesting questions about man's ability to mete out "justice". There were one or two stories included, such as Manny Agonistes and Changeling, which have been seen elsewhere and were more than worthy of a second, third or fourth read. (And) of course there were the usual stories which, while the endings were rather obvious, still make for an entertaining half hour before you turn out your light!
Several stories found their way into this book which we all really could have lived without, but what would a short story compilation be without a few clangers?
My recommendation - as an avid lover of short horror fiction - is; buy the book, be entertained but don't expect miracles.