THE YUM YUM BOOK by R. Crumb

THE YUM YUM BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Crumb wrote this at nineteen in 1963 and professes to be a little embarrassed by it now, but it's sure book bait for kids who have even just heard of Fritz the Cat, not to mention any who catch a glimpse of the full color book length comic strips, bright red cover, promising frivolity. This time Crumb's collegiate hero is a toad named Oggie who is transported by beanstalk to an idyllic planet where he falls for a nude, saftig teenage gift who wants only to eat him. And bracketing all the voracious flesh there is just a bit of yeasty commentary on affairs back home. As the author says ""I've changed a lot and so has my work but this does have a certain innocent charm""--we'll concede an undeniable energy, anyway.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1975
Publisher: Scrimshaw Press