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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Lubar Narrator: David Lubar Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Weenies Stories Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781427208514
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 the Reeds | 2/12/2014

    " Short stories with twist endings such as 'Frankendance' where young Lily hasn't been asked to the dance so dad creates a date. His name is 'Stitchy' ... you get the idea. Only read a few of the stories, couldn't read anymore. There are others that are much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert O'shaughnessy | 2/2/2014

    " I learned a lot from this book. It was really amazing. David Lubar has a talent mixed with a sense of humor almost attached to some scary things. Its a perfect combination. I learned that if you write about something you like it will turn out better. I would also like to complement Lubars usage of fictional creepy tales mixed with short storie ability to make a full book. One story that stood out to me was the one about a boy whos hand is slighty growing each day and it gets huge but when he calls him mom to the room but the scariest part was her reaction she seemed like it was perfectly normal. I would like to recemond this book to anyone into short creepy tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 2/1/2014

    " I thought this book was a really good book.It is about different kids and about there lifes.I would reccomend this book to people who like knowing about people lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake22 | 1/30/2014

    " It was okay I just needed somtheing to read for a couple days. page 80 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tofu1030 | 1/30/2014

    " A collection of very interesting, creepy and all-around cool stories... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tippy Jackson | 1/29/2014

    " Really imaginative. A huge range of ideas. How the author could pack so much story and punch into each couple of pages is amazing to me. And yes, I am writing about a book with the word "Weenies" in the title. The sub-title is probably a better indicator of what you'll find in this book-"warped and creepy tales." That's what it is. A really light read, easy to pick up for a minute of two for a moment of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent Spieker | 1/21/2014

    " i recommend this book to anyone who is into twisted stories. This book has a different goofy, funny, twisted, and loony stories every chapter. One of my favorite chapters was when two kids went to an amusement park and stole a meatball sandwich. Then, on one of the rides, the kid that stole it got spun around so much that he turned into a meatballs and that what they used on the sandwich. This book is very goofy and i would read more of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/18/2014

    " 35 creepy short tales. Some are more humorous, others are kinda dark. Very quick read, will probably appeal to boys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 1/18/2014

    " Cute and creepy for kids. My kids ate it up. But it does introduce them to a little fairy tale gore, but no nightmares. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 11/21/2013

    " I really liked the book. It has many short stories and some of the main ideas of the book are wierd and freaky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moe | 11/9/2013

    " Pretty weird... but David Lubar is pretty awesome because of his creativity. my favorite story is "What's eating vegans?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/7/2013

    " This kind of a boring book. It was about red pepper weenies fighting other weenies. This is why it is kind of a boring book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William B. | 10/6/2013

    " just as advertised--weird and creepy, makes you think "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 9/19/2013

    " In this book there was a pepper weenie that always frightens other ones. That weenie always fights other weenies. The other weenies always run away from that weenie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 7/7/2013

    " The stories weren't scary or interesting. True, I'm not a 9 year old, but I really disliked the writing. The stories were definitely strange but they were so short there wasn't any sort of tone created. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sena | 3/25/2013

    " I totally agree.... warped and creppy tales is exactly what they are! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/13/2013

    " If you want a good collection of short fiction for junior high, this is it. Lubar is weird, wacky, and wonderful, especially for boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 12/12/2011

    " i loved all the silly tales and i love how he came up with them.David Lubar is a great author for ALL ages. I would defiantly recommend this book to anybody that likes fun stories about fun things! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zarnab Jillani | 8/17/2011

    " It was a fascinating book. Some of the stories were interesting and others were boring, honestly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Max C | 5/4/2011

    " This book is great for people who love short stories but they seem unfinished and an unimportant plot and theme, most stories made no sence "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny B | 3/25/2011

    " More Weenies! And the craziness continues. If you couldn't tell I find these books generally entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid | 3/6/2011

    " This book contains a collection of short stories. Some of them are very funny, some are creepy, some have a moral, and some of them remind me of the Twilight Zone. My favorite was The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies. I think that boys in particular would like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 2/20/2011

    " just as advertised--weird and creepy, makes you think "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 2/4/2011

    " Interesting book of short stories. Not exactly what I had in mind. Some are quite dark, which isn't a problem as I liked them; I just wasn't expecting it. Great for kids who need quick changes of pace as the stories are roughly 2-6 pages in length each, so it keeps the pace moving. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/11/2011

    " The stories weren't scary or interesting. True, I'm not a 9 year old, but I really disliked the writing. The stories were definitely strange but they were so short there wasn't any sort of tone created. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 11/27/2010

    " I really liked the book. It has many short stories and some of the main ideas of the book are wierd and freaky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 10/14/2010

    " This book is about some kids batteling to see ho has the hottest pepers until they find out that there is a pepper that "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 10/12/2010

    " I found the stories in this book rather corny, but then again I'm in my 50's. The kids should love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devan | 9/7/2010

    " This book has many different little tales but honestly, my favorite was the tale titled "The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies". It was hilarious.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 8/16/2010

    " great collection of funny (and sometimes scary!) short stories.
    I have a signed copy and i heard David Lubar speak once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid | 8/6/2010

    " This book contains a collection of short stories. Some of them are very funny, some are creepy, some have a moral, and some of them remind me of the Twilight Zone. My favorite was The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies. I think that boys in particular would like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 6/18/2010

    " Cute and creepy for kids. My kids ate it up. But it does introduce them to a little fairy tale gore, but no nightmares. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asenath | 6/13/2010

    " Collection of short stories perfect for junior high students. The stories are quirky, odd things--like if you braces came alive and tried to eat you etc. I liked the story about meeting Bad Luck the best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 the Reeds | 3/27/2010

    " Short stories with twist endings such as 'Frankendance' where young Lily hasn't been asked to the dance so dad creates a date. His name is 'Stitchy' ... you get the idea. Only read a few of the stories, couldn't read anymore. There are others that are much better. "

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About the Author

David Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. His books include Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Flip, a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror selection; and the short-story collections In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Invasion of the Road Weenies. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife, daughter, and three cats.