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Title:
Sipping spiders through a straw : campfire songs for monsters
Author:
DiPucchio, Kelly.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
A collection of campfire songs which have been altered for gross out effect.
Language:
English
Contents:
A-camping we will go -- Home of the strange -- Sipping spiders through a straw -- 99 bottles of blood on the wall -- Blow, blow, blow your nose! -- Harry Finnigan -- My delicious Frankenstein -- Take me out to the graveyard -- Zombie Midge -- For he's a stinky old fellow -- My body lies over the ocean -- Creepy, creepy little jar -- Do your guts hang low? -- I've been running over road toads -- Little Big Foot's boo boo -- If you're scary and you know it, clap your paws -- Where, oh where has my little frog gone -- Slither and slink.
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ISBN:
9780439584012
Format :
Book

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Little monsters everywhere will love singing along to their favourite campfire tunes in this howlingly fun collection with a gross and gory twist. Classic songs have been altered for optimal gross-out effect by the ghoulish Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by the Master of Creep, Gris Grimly. Songs include "99 Bottles of Blood on the Wall," "For He's a Stinky Old Fellow," and the classic "Do Your Guts Hang Low?" So gather your creepy crawly friends and get ready to slither and slink and howl and stink!


Author Notes

KELLY DIPUCCHIO's fans and critics agree: She has a singing voice that can wake the dead. Ms. DiPucchio is the author of several picture books, which reviewers have praised as "hilarious," admiring her writing's "rollicking rhythm." She resides with her husband, three monsters, and a few spiders in a suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

DiPucchio goes for the big gross-out with nauseating success in this collection of familiar, reworded campfire songs. Using the same irreverent humor she did in Dinosnores (2005), she turns out gut-churning lyrics for 18 selections, giving them such insidiously altered titles as Take Me Out to the Graveyard.  If there was ever a perfect accomplice to illustrate a lyric like Do your guts hang low? Do they wobble to and fro? it's Grimly, who conjures an array of affable nightmares through the same twisted looking glass employed by Tim Burton, producing work that is by turns ghoulishly funny and downright disgusting but always right on target. As in Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness (2004), which was for an older audience, Grimly balances a sense of the grotesque and disturbing with a playfulness that disarms morbidity. This grand showcase of gross-out humor is sure to have kids using the lyrics to torment friends and teachers.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2008 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Eighteen classic songs have been transformed here into versions that range from the silly to the slightly disgusting to the extremely gross. Such titles as "Take Me Out to the Graveyard," "Creepy, Creepy Little Jar," and "If You're Scary and You Know It, Clap Your Paws" are accompanied by watercolor and mixed-media illustrations, mainly in earth tones, that make the words seem even more revolting. Sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine," "My Delicious Frankenstein" has lyrics like, "Oh, my crispy. Oh, my crunchy./Oh, my frosted Frankenstein./You're so yummy-in my tummy-/My delicious Frankenstein." The song is illustrated with a downtrodden-looking monster, complete with whipped cream and a cherry atop his head. He's portrayed against a red-and-white-check tablecloth and opposite a woman licking her lips and brandishing a carving knife and fork. Children will recognize all the songs parodied here, making them easy to sing. These selections may not have quite the inventiveness or creativity of some of Alan Katz and David Catrow's collections, notably Where Did They Hide My Presents? (S & S, 2005), but they certainly have appeal.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.