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The Spaghetti-Slurping Sewer Serpent [Kindle Edition]

Laura Ripes , Aaron Zenz
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 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: www.lauraripes.com

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: www.aaronzenz.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 7362 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (May 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IVLCMY
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars slurping sounds + a mystery = FUN for kids! September 9, 2012
By vscrol
Format:Hardcover
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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book! August 24, 2012
Format:Hardcover
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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slurp up this book! April 2, 2012
Format:Hardcover
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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5 of 5 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 fun...you should read it tonight!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly, fun, and great illustrations July 18, 2013
By Ann
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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
2.0 out of 5 stars the main course January 9, 2014
By Jaroca2
Format:Kindle Edition
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. He pretty much walked away less than 1/4 way into the book and wouldn't try to help read any more later.

Sorry....this one didn't pique his interest. More effort seemed to go into the title than the storyline.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My granddaughter LOVES this book!!
It's amazing and funny according to my granddaughter. She loves the characters and the sewer serpent. Story and illustrations are very appealing for children
Published 4 hours ago by Robin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
My for year old son really enjoyed this story and the illustrations. It's a bit off a tongue twister though.
Published 13 days ago by Echo Peacock
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cute book
Published 16 days ago by lovely
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Lots of s words. Would be great for a s word lesson in kindergarten or first grade. The kids will love the tongue twisters.
Published 18 days ago by Cindy
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
My 4 year old really likes this book! It's a bit of a tongue twister, so be forewarned :)
Published 19 days ago by Jennifer A Roe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for little kids.
My little kids keep on wanting to read it.
Published 21 days ago by onlyme
5.0 out of 5 stars Great kids book
Colorful pages bad cute bedtime start for kids who love dragons. I recommend as it's short and quick

and very believable.
Published 21 days ago by Lily Bhattacharya
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
My daughter loved it and was very interested the whole read! We will read it again!
I will also use it for teaching alliteration to my second graders! Great resource!
Published 25 days ago by jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a gift to a 3-year old who loves books. She was excited to read it!
Published 27 days ago by bms
5.0 out of 5 stars wamern
Fun alliteration for parent read aloud, but challenging vocabulary for Kids to manage alone. Kids will be willing to hear again and again until they can read alone.
Published 29 days ago by Marian A. Turgeon
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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.
Visit her website at: www.lauraripes.com

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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