A girl doesn’t have a date for the school dance—until her dad makes one for her in his lab. “Lily—meet Stitchy.” A family enjoys a nice Thanksgiving dinner—until they are interrupted by a torrent of turkeys out for revenge. A princess meets a pea-brained suitor. And the battle of two red hot pepper weenies ends in flames.
Critically-acclaimed author and master of the macabre David Lubar returns from a journey into the darkest depths of his brain with thirty-five more warped and creepy tales. And in the tradition of the three previous Weenie collections—In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, and The Curse of the Campfire Weenies—he reveals the inspiration behind each story at the end of the book. Don't be a weenie. Read these stories...if you dare!
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Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear the story "All the Rage" from David Lubar's children's book The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales.
PRAISE FOR THE WEENIES:
“This book will talk itself right off the shelves, and reluctant readers will devour it.”--School Library Journal on The Curse of the Campfire Weenies
“Another cool collection. This would be perfect to read around a campfire—or at any sleepover. They are creepy, but also hilarious.”--Detroit Free Press on The Curse of the Campfire Weenies
“Lubar strikes again. Another winning round-up.”--Booklist on Invasion of the Road Weenies
“This spring’s most coveted title.”--The Arizona Republic on Invasion of the Road Weenies
“Pleasingly short, well-crafted pieces…mixes the comic and the creepy, the merely weird with the truly haunting.”--San Francisco Chronicle on Invasion of the Road Weenies
David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; five short story collections, including In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, and Attack of the Vampire Weenies; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison, and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.