Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary by McSweeney’s
2009-09 – Paperback
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
If you aren’t familiar with McSweeney’s then you are in for a treat. The title of this book is actually much longer and goes something like this: Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things . . .: That Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, … So Maybe You Could Help Us Out. To be perfectly honest, the title is longer than a couple of the short stories in this collection. But don’t let that stop you from reading it. You may not appreciate the quirkiness of the title or the stories but YOU KNOW your kids will. All the “big guns” make an appearance in this book. And your reluctant reader will feel like a true insider to have this in her/his clutches. Come and take a look.