Chicken-Fried Rat: Tales Too Gross to Be True

Chicken-Fried Rat: Tales Too Gross to Be True

by Cylin Busby, Phoebe Gloeckner
     
 

It looks like it's going to be another normal day for Eric--until he gets out of bed. Everywhere he goes, someone has a stomach-churning, disgustingly gross story to tell him! See more details below

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It looks like it's going to be another normal day for Eric--until he gets out of bed. Everywhere he goes, someone has a stomach-churning, disgustingly gross story to tell him!

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6--Eric's first day of summer vacation does not go as expected. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, he finds that he's on the receiving end of one horror story after another. The introduction describes the gross urban legends that the boy's family and friends tell him, leading him to believe that they are true. Some of them may be familiar to readers; others may be new, but all will get them to gasp or cringe or shudder. Told as stories within the context of Eric's day, this short book is a quick read that will have special appeal to reluctant readers. The print is large, the pictures are cartoonlike, and the punch lines come quickly. There's a nice tie-in at the end of the book to the first story, told by Eric's older brother, but the selections do not have to be read in any order and the book can be picked up at any point.--Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064407014
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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