J-Lynn's Reviews > Sipping Spiders Through A Straw: Campfire Songs For Monsters

Sipping Spiders Through A Straw by Kelly DiPucchio
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Jan 30, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-books, nyra-2010-books, horror-supernatural

This is a really unique and creepy collection of monster songs set to popular camp song tunes. The book has songs with varying levels of complexity and gore and would be a fun activity around Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos.

Some fun songs to sing wih younger students include, "If You're Scary and You Know It, Clap Your Paws," "Where, Oh Where Has My Little frog Gone?" and "Blow, Blow, Blow Your Nose!" Older students would appreciate the story that is told in "Harry Finnigan" about a teen werewolf, "Home of the Strange" where it talk about the Boogie Man's underwear, and "A-Camping We Will Go" about a monster camp-out.

Gris Grimly's illustrations, done in flesh-tone watercolors and mixed media, provide an appropriately macabre atmosphere. But, I could see them giving some young children nightmares.
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