Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw
by Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by Gris Grimly

Scholastic Press
ISBN - 978-0439584012
It's summer! And that means it's time to camp! Chicks love camping. What could be more fun than roasting marshmallows and bean dip? S'more please! Though we must confess that it's hard keeping the dip on the stick. (And yes, we use a dipstick!) Oh how we love the smell of the smoke, the crackle of the fire, and creepy campfire stories and songs. It gives us the warm fuzzies and the shivers at the same time. Delish!

So imagine our delight at finding the perfect book of songs to share with little monsters. In Sipping Spiders Through a Straw, author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Gris Grimly strike a perfect balance of funny and creepy that kids that kids will simply gobble up. DiPucchio's text turns old favorites into funny new ones like "Blow, Blow, Blow Your Nose" and "99 Bottles of Blood on the Wall," and "Take Me Out to the Graveyard." Grimly adds an edgy, dark twist to the songs with his humorously gruesome pen and ink illustrations. Perfect for kids who like a little bit of scary with a whole lot of giggles.


Joelle said...

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Three Silly Chicks said...

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