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The Spaghetti-Slurping Sewer Serpent [Kindle Edition]

Laura Ripes , Aaron Zenz
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sammy Sanders can't sleep. He is 77 percent sure that a spaghetti-slurping serpent lives in his sewer. Sammy and his sidekicks his sister, Sally, and their slobbery dog, Stan set out to discover the truth. What Sammy finds is a surprise in this tongue twisting mystery featuring the slippery letter S. The bright, fun artwork was created in colored pencil.

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About the Author

Author Laura Ripes has been working as a voiceover talent (under the name Laura Russell) since 1990. She says tongue twisters before recording to help with her diction. She wrote this story so children could practice the tricky letter S and be entertained at the same time. She lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois, with her husband, their three daughters, and their chocolate lab puppy. This is her first picture book. Visit her online:

Illustrator Aaron Zenz has provided designs for toys, multimedia, and print. He also instructs students in schools and colleges. He wrote and illustrated Chuckling Ducklings and The Hiccupotamus and supplied illustrations for eleven other books as well. While creating the art for this book, he used up 69 colored pencils, breaking 141 pencil tips along the way. Aaron lives in West Michigan with his sweet spouse, Amity, and a growing number of children. Visit him online:

Product Details

  • File Size: 7362 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (May 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars slurping sounds + a mystery = FUN for kids! September 9, 2012
By vscrol
I bought this for my young son based on the title because he enjoys reading aloud books that play with sound (what kid doesn't like to slurp?). But as it turns out, he loved the story even more because it contains a mystery, which kept him thoroughly engaged! He has just started reading books on his own before bedtime and THE SPAGHETTI-SLURPING SEWER SERPENT has become part of the regular rotation. He never seems to get tired of it!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book! August 24, 2012
This is such a cute book! My 4year old son got this book for his birthday and loves it. I have read it 8 nights in a row and even I'm not tired of it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slurp up this book! April 2, 2012
This is bound to be one of those books your children will request over and over at bedtime. The writing and illustrations are so silly and fun for both the reader and child. I have a feeling Laura Ripes is going to become a big hit in the children's book market.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Sparky
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a great book! The main character, Sammy Sanders just knows that a spaghetti serpent is slurping up his mom's spaghetti in the sewer after she puts it down the garbage disposal. It's a really creative, tongue-twister that my 8-year old son enjoyed reading. I loved the characters and the bright colors that illustrate the book. So much should read it tonight!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The colors are attractive and eye catching, and the story is entertaining. My three year old grand daughter gets the giggles every time we read it. She now tries to read it to me. It is a great book to share reading and laughter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spaghetti-Slurping Sewer Serpent October 2, 2012
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Delightful book. My students laughed and enjoyed the funny plot. The art work is delightful. Truly a fun read aloud.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tongue twister October 4, 2013
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My kids (3 and 4) really enjoy this book and it's one that I don't mind reading. It is an engaging book with beautiful illustrations and a good tongue twister that will keep you on your toes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly, fun, and great illustrations July 18, 2013
By Ann
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Me and my 3 year old love this book! The pictures are bright and fun to look at with little surprises in the background of each picture (see how many pictures the serpent is hiding in). The rhyme is fun and a bit challenging to get through so reading it out loud is a combination of giggles at the story as well as laughing at Mommy's tied tongue. It is a cute story that moves quickly enough for a toddler and combines simple and more complicated words for appropriate educational development.

As an unexpected benefit, reading this story has made my son more aware that there are sewers all around us. He tells me he knows he has to be careful that he doesn't fall in because it is smelly, icky, and the serpent might just want to be left alone.

I have this book for Kindle but might buy a hard copy because we like it so much!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great graphics
Daughter needed for her college micro teach and was able to download it onto the ipad. Worked great but would have liked to have it in book form for her classroom.
Published 22 days ago by Donna
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun
My 7 year old son rates this book as a B-. He loved all the details but thought it was too short!
We both think it might be a better read for someone who is 4 or 5 years old.
Published 25 days ago by Lori King
4.0 out of 5 stars It was awesome
Hi, I am five and loved the book. I love the serpent it was scared and nice. I will read it again and again
Published 1 month ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a stupendous story
A wonderful story full of adventure and lots of s-words. Great book for emerging readers to share with their families.
Published 2 months ago by odumboring
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Tongue Twister
This book has to be my Grandchildrens all time favorite book, it is hilarious. Great story and funny. A read over, and over book.
Published 3 months ago by Anita L. Palser
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
The graphics are wonderful. The delightful story has an adventurous boy, slime, sewers and a spaghetti slurping serpent. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars the main course
was not up to my 4 y/o grandson's taste.

He usually thoroughly enjoys when we read with him but there was nothing in this story that kept his interest. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jaroca2
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read for a Grandma and Grandchild!
Great fun time reading this tongue twister. Lots of laughs from the grandchild. "Read it again Grandma. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Slimy Story
This is an awesome book, fun to read, especially when tired. My 5 year old loves this book, asked me to read it 5x's, needed a big glass of water, so many s's so little time.
Published 3 months ago by C. Starr
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
a tongue twister giving kids alot of practice reading the s sound in a variety of words. fun to read.
Published 3 months ago by Froggy
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More About the Author

Laura Ripes was born in Chicago, IL., she's a children's book author and voiceover talent. Articulation and diction play an important role in the voiceover industry, which prompted her to write, THE SPAGHETTI-SLURPING SEWER SERPENT.
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The top 5 places you may bump into Laura Ripes.

1. Circling around Vernon Hills, IL., driving her three daughters to their many activities (she'll be the one with the big Chocolate Lab hanging out the window).
2. Walking with her husband and CJ, the big (car loving) Chocolate Lab. However, it may look like CJ is walking them!
3. In her yard, (looking a muddy mess) trimming bushes, picking flowers and pulling weeds.
4. Recording voiceover auditions in her top of the line recording studio (aka her closet).
5. Writing children's books late at night. She may appear to be sitting there staring into space, but don't worry, ideas are simmering and preparing to boil over onto the page. Unfortunately, this part requires patience (lots of 'em!).

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