The Shivers in the Fridge

The Shivers in the Fridge Cover

The Shivers in the Fridge

By Fran Manushkin; Paul Zelinsky (Illustrator)

Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525469438, 36pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2006

Description
Little, flat Sonny Shivers and his family only know it's cold and dark where they live, and whenever the earth quakes, a monstrous hand, reaching forth in a great flash of light, snatches away part of their landscape Buttery Cliffs, towering Mt. Ketchup . . . and with the landscape goes his family, one by one, until only Sonny is left to face the monsters. Who are they? What and where is the Shivers family? Children will delight in puzzling it all out before the Shivers do.

Fran Manushkin's dry but juicy humor, spiced with food puns, carries this droll saga through shivery perils to a warm reunion on the refrigerator door. As ever, Caldecott-winner Paul O. Zelinsky's wit makes theater of the most improbable situations.



About the Author
FRAN MANUSHKIN is the author of over twenty-five books for children, including Baby, Come Out!, Little Sleepyhead, and Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story. She is a co-chair of the Children's Book Committee of PEN American Center and she lives in New York City.

Paul O. Zelinsky is one of the most original and celebrated children's book illustrators at work today.


Praise For The Shivers in the Fridge

"Cool ingredients for read-aloud laughs." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The story's humor is matched by Zelinsky's inventive artwork that picks up on the wit and slyness of the text." -Booklist, starred review