HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH! by Allan Sherman

HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH!

A Letter from Camp
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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

It had to happen sooner or later—the only surprise is that it took so long. Davis sets Sherman’s 1963 classic in a series of buggy, boggy campsites inhabited by pop-eyed young campers with oversized heads and sunburned noses, struggling to cope with a series of disasters. Bearing a certain resemblance to the song’s perpetrator, the nerdy young correspondent regards each mishap—“I went hiking with Joe Spivey. / He developed poison ivy. / You remember Leonard Skinner? He got ptomaine poisoning / last night after dinner”—with dismay, begs to come home, but then brightens along with the rainy skies, and closes by bidding his parents to “disregard this letter.” There is no musical arrangement, but young listeners will soon be singing along anyway, and laughing at the (more or less) timeless humor. Who’s next? Tom Lehrer? Weird Al? (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-525-46942-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2004




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