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Inside the Slidy Diner

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea SNYDER
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea SNYDER
A little girl describes the creepy decor, people, and events at the greasy diner she lives in, where Ethelmae, the owner, sweeps up sticky buns from the filthy floor and serves them and the house specialty is 'lumps and dumplins' - a dish with a secret ingredient.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Slidy Diner is one big health code violation: the proprietress wears a fly-covered sweater and "smells like rotten grill grease," the toilet is a cesspool, "someone is usually running with scissors" and the sticky buns are scraped up off the floor. Even the people are ghoulish, with their flattened, oversize heads, blank eyes and doll-like bodies. Snyder, a debut picture book author and PW reviewer, and Zollars (Not in Room 204) serve up a wealth of Grand Guignol detail, beginning with the creepy premise: Edie, the narrator, claims she is held captive at the diner for stealing a lemon drop, and she gives a young patron the insider's tour of the joint. Most of the best jokes are visual: the poison label stuck onto a countertop; pet food tins stashed amid the staples; a slice of pie garnished as if with eyeballs. The gross-out crowd will eat this up. Ages 5-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction.
Diners (Restaurants) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Berkeley, Calif. :Tricycle Press,2008
Contributors Zollars, Jaime.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
ISBN 9781582461878
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