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How to Eat Fried Worms Paperback – June 1, 1953
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How to Eat Fried Worms has happily repulsed children since its original publication in 1973. Now youngsters can experience this classic story in a whole new yucky way, by listening to it on audiocassette. Narrator Jay O. Sanders gives extra kick and vitality to this already lively yarn. He throws himself into the role of a 10-year-old boy, facing the most revolting bet of his life. Billy must eat 15 worms in 15 days--but the reward will be worth it: $50 for a shiny new minibike. Luckily, Billy's friends cook up these fat juicy grubs in a variety of appetizing ways--drenched in ketchup and mustard, fried in butter and cornmeal, and the pièce de résistance, a Whizband Worm Delight (an ice-cream worm cake). Sanders derives obvious pleasure from reading (and singing) out loud the hilarious rhymes and childish chants concocted from the mind of the book's author, Thomas Rockwell.
"Trout, Salmon, flounder, perch,
I'll ride my minibike into church.
Dace, tuna, haddock, trout,
Wait'll you hear the minister shout."
How to Eat Fried Worms is a ghastly gastronomical treat that will dazzle young listeners. (Running time: two hours, two cassettes) --Naomi Gesinger --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-The story of Billy who, because of a bet, is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat 15 worms in 15 days.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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We bought the audio book which was well done. This book presented several opportunities to discuss relationship issues with my 8 year old boy. The boy in the story is prodded into doing gross things by his friends. In this story it's eating worms. It's gross, but by the end the boy grows accustomed to it and so did we, strangely enough. In the end the boys learn the lessons of prodding others to do risky things, making bets and paying their debts. How to tell real friends from those who would try to trick you or undermine you. There are lots of funny parts. The worm eating boy is sharp and even tho the other boys try to trick him he catches on to it and is able to succeed. His parents even help him as long as they know it won't harm him. At one point things go too far and his father calls the bet off even tho he only has one more worm to go. He has to defy his father to finish what he started and win the bet. The friends who help him are true friends. It's a really good story with some really good lessons, I highly recommend it.
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But very nice story doh
Very weird but nice