KILLER KOALAS FROM OUTER SPACE by Andy Griffiths
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KILLER KOALAS FROM OUTER SPACE

and Lots of Other Very Bad Stuff that Will Make Your Brain Explode
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 7 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

Sometimes bad can be very, very good indeed.

Griffiths proves this time and again in this hilarious collection of rude, lewd and crude poems, jokes and cautionary tales. Deliciously revolting characters in stories like “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Poo” and “Mud Brown and the Seven Slobs” are sure to leave young, potty-humor–loving readers in stitches. Denton’s edgy, stick-figure illustrations only add to the fun, upping the gross-out ante and giving the collection a frenetic energy that makes the book nearly impossible to put down. Readers will cringe as “Bad Mommy and Daddy” allow their son to jump into a volcano. They’ll wince each time a killer koala rips somebody’s face off. And here’s the best part, they’ll do it with gigantic smiles on their faces. The genius of this subversive little tome lies in its perfect combination of zany subject matter that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers and a format that make it easily accessible to beginning and struggling readers. With plenty of white space on each page and hilarious comic-strip–style illustrations that reinforce story matter, this book would make a great, though certainly untraditional, easy read.

As promised, this book is filled with loads of “Very Bad Stuff that Will Make Your Brain Explode!”—what could be better than that? (Poetry/graphic short stories. 7-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-312-36789-3
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2011




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