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3 Nasty Gnarlies

by Graves, Keith.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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Summary
Three nasty gnarlies love their lives in the dump until a snooty butterfly comes along and convinces them that they have to look like her to be beautiful. So they wrap themselves in bits of silk and hang upside down from a tree. But when their homemade cocoons don't do the trick, they must rediscover an age-old truth: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Complete with a musical score - and a recipe for Mud Puddle surprise! "Kids will relish these stinkers' gleeful unconcern for matters of personal hygiene, along with Graves' infectiously silly verses and his irreverent spin on the just-beyourself message." - Booklist
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. We're fabulously smelly / Like pungent potpourri / What could be more beautiful / Than nasty gnarly we? We equals Grubby, Stanky, and Ooga-Mooga, three bulbous, buglike denizens of the dump who spend their days cavorting in trash and celebrating their grossness in song--until a haughty butterfly sashays in and tells them they ought to spiffy up. The trio jury-rig cocoons, hoping to reproduce the butterfly's silk wrap beauty treatment, and are briefly dismayed when the makeover has no discernible effects. Luckily, the three are resilient as they are ugly, smelly, and slimy, and they embrace their gnarliness with enthusiasm redoubled. Graves' vaguely toxic palette is well suited to the setting, and music is included, so teachers can (if they dare) lead a group rendition of the gnarlies' favorite ditty.ids will relish these stinkers' gleeful unconcern for matters of personal hygiene, along with Graves' infectiously silly verses (Rocka mumba floobie flow / Nocka wocka moly ) and his irreverent spin on the just-be-yourself message. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this underdeveloped be-yourself story in verse, three junkyard monster songsters grow self-conscious about their looks after meeting a know-it-all butterfly. Ordinarily, the bulbous pink Grubby Gurgle, the stubbly-haired and acid-green Stanky Stoo and amoebic, three-eyed Ooga-Mooga spend their days caterwauling from atop a sludgy garbage pile. (Musical notation for their operatic song, "We're the Nasty Gnarlies" by "Fungoso Smellagrossi," appears on a weathered-looking spread.) But after purple-winged Snooty Judy Butterfly, who's dressed in a boucl? cardigan and cat's-eye glasses, flutters down to inform them that they smell bad and look funny, the Gnarlies question their grungy lives. Judy, who confesses that she used to be a caterpillar, recommends her beauty regimen: "I wrapped myself in silk./ .../ My body was rebuilt." Graves's (Loretta: Ace Pinky Scout) acrylic paintings show the Gnarlies dutifully creating chrysalises out of gym socks, banana peels and Band-Aids, dangling inside them from a tree. But when they emerge unchanged, they overcome their initial disappointment with a sudden insight: "Our beauty is our gnarliness./ We were pretty all along!" Pictures depict the three aliens in a landscape of ochre, blue and violet goo. The oddball Gnarlies recall the yucky Garbage Pail Kids or the grotesque hero of Timothy Basil Ering's The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone. The old adage about beauty and the eye of the beholder (featured on the flap copy) might seem a little fresher to kids given this gross-out get-up. Ages 7-10. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cleanliness -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Butterflies -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Three Nasty Gnarlies
Down in the dumps with the 3 Nasty Gnarlies
Language English
Notes At head of title: Down in the dumps with the
"Featuring Snooty Judy Butterfly."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm
ISBN 9780439240901
0439240905
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