Monday, January 24, 2011

Review: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies by David Lubar

This is one of the most beat up books I’ve ever seen at my library. A large chunk of the cover’s right corner is missing. The spine is fraying. And there is an unidentifiable substance staining the end pages. In short: this book is being loved to death. If you have reluctant readers or want quick stories to read after recess In the Land of the Lawn Weenies may be just what you’re looking for.

In the Land of the Lawn Weenies is a collection of funny, outlandish and spine-chilling short stories for kids aged 9-12.  An enchanted battle ax transforms its bearer into a monomaniac intent on slaughter. Bullies are forced to face their worst nightmares. A substitute teacher revolts against jeering pupils. With its kafkaesque distortion of reality tempered with Lubar’s humor, this book will have kids laughing during the day but plugging in their nightlights before bed.

Publisher: Starscape, 2003.     Pages: 240
Rating: 4 Stars     Source: IC Public Library

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