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Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog

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Publisher Comments:

< p> Where the rain falls and the wind howls, little Mucumber's stomach growls. < /p> < p> But what can he do when there's nothing to chew, like apples or crackers or porridge or stew? < /p> < p> But wait& #8212; a hot dog & #8212; albeit quite old . . . and wrinkled and lumpy and lonely and cold. < /p> < p> We all know it's true& #8212; food is better when new. < /p> < p> But if you were that hungry, what would you do? < /p>

Review:

"In an overlong rhyming text that nods to Lemony Snicket's assume-the-worst philosophy, this picture book debut indulges a boy's morbid fantasies about tainted food. The setting, a damp and dreary Edwardian mansion, signals the tale's macabre potential, as does the unwholesome appearance of Mucumber McGee, a pale, skinny boy in an oversize black suit with purple lapels. Mucumber is in need of a snack, and finds satisfaction in a few bites from a cold hot dog in an otherwise empty icebox. At this, his sister informs him that raw hot dogs are 'deadly bad to eat!' Mucumber's imagination runs wild, and he ponders his impending demise. 'I ate a cold wiener without cooking it first./ And now the bacteria will cause me to burst!' he wails to his mother. She replies, 'Sweet Mucumber, don't worry. If you'd only looked,/ the package says clearly: Hot dogs are precooked!' Yet the hot dog in question was not in a package; it wasn't even on a plate when he found it. The conclusion-that children should take food advice from mothers, not 'others, like sisters or brothers' (and what happened to fathers?)-fails to consider Mucumber's weird, unstocked kitchen. Loehr establishes spooky humor in his background art, but kids may be too busy pointing out the contradictions between the text and the pictures to appreciate it. Ages 3-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Where the rain falls and the wind howls, little Mucumber's stomach growls.

But what can he do when there's nothing to chew, like apples or crackers or porridge or stew?

But wait— a hot dog — albeit quite old . . . and wrinkled and lumpy and lonely and cold.

We all know it's true— food is better when new.

But if you were that hungry, what would you do?

Synopsis:

Where the rain falls and the wind howls, little Mucumber's stomach growls.

But what can he do when there's nothing to chew, like apples or crackers or porridge or stew?

But wait—a hot dog!—albeit quite old . . . and wrinkled and lumpy and lonely and cold.

We all know it's true—food is better when new.

But if you were that hungry, what would you do?

About the Author

Patrick Loehr was born on the high seas. He was raised on a diet of purple string cheese. He grew up to oversee serious business. He spends his spare time making pictures of weirdness. He lives in a tree house down by the brook. Thank you for reading his first children's book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060823276
Author:
Loehr, Patrick
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Author:
by Patrick Loehr
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070703
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 7 x 0.25 in 12 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In an overlong rhyming text that nods to Lemony Snicket's assume-the-worst philosophy, this picture book debut indulges a boy's morbid fantasies about tainted food. The setting, a damp and dreary Edwardian mansion, signals the tale's macabre potential, as does the unwholesome appearance of Mucumber McGee, a pale, skinny boy in an oversize black suit with purple lapels. Mucumber is in need of a snack, and finds satisfaction in a few bites from a cold hot dog in an otherwise empty icebox. At this, his sister informs him that raw hot dogs are 'deadly bad to eat!' Mucumber's imagination runs wild, and he ponders his impending demise. 'I ate a cold wiener without cooking it first./ And now the bacteria will cause me to burst!' he wails to his mother. She replies, 'Sweet Mucumber, don't worry. If you'd only looked,/ the package says clearly: Hot dogs are precooked!' Yet the hot dog in question was not in a package; it wasn't even on a plate when he found it. The conclusion-that children should take food advice from mothers, not 'others, like sisters or brothers' (and what happened to fathers?)-fails to consider Mucumber's weird, unstocked kitchen. Loehr establishes spooky humor in his background art, but kids may be too busy pointing out the contradictions between the text and the pictures to appreciate it. Ages 3-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Where the rain falls and the wind howls, little Mucumber's stomach growls.

But what can he do when there's nothing to chew, like apples or crackers or porridge or stew?

But wait— a hot dog — albeit quite old . . . and wrinkled and lumpy and lonely and cold.

We all know it's true— food is better when new.

But if you were that hungry, what would you do?

"Synopsis" by , Where the rain falls and the wind howls, little Mucumber's stomach growls.

But what can he do when there's nothing to chew, like apples or crackers or porridge or stew?

But wait—a hot dog!—albeit quite old . . . and wrinkled and lumpy and lonely and cold.

We all know it's true—food is better when new.

But if you were that hungry, what would you do?

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