THE SHERIFF OF ROTTENSHOT by Jack Prelutsky
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THE SHERIFF OF ROTTENSHOT

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Another inspired cast of human and animal weirdos munches its way through bizarre, ghostly, and fatal diets; or perks away at feats of fiendish or cantankerous contriving (""I know this does not work for you,/ but ah! it works for me,"" says individualist inventor Philbert Phlurk, while Kermit Keene ends up swallowed by the ""something monstrous, moist, and mean"" that emerges from his transforming machine); or expire with flamboyant originality (sneezer Cecil Snedde finally sneezes his head right off); or simply bumble about exhibiting their exuberantly described peculiarities. Prelutsky's verses, unlike most such, end with a bang, not a fadeout, and his jubilant rhythm and sound are echoed in Chess' zingy miscreations.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1982
Publisher: Greenwillow