Friday, June 20, 2014

Peeps: A Candy Coated Tale by Mark Masyga and Martin Ohlin

Peeps: A Candy-Coated Tale

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

Part whodunit, part pop culture craziness, Peep Fiction is a testament to the unbelievable popularity of and goofiness surrounding America's #1 selling non-chocolate candy.

Alert the media-a prominent Peepsville family of marshmallow Peeps has gone missing! Told primarily through newspaper and magazine stories, their mysterious disappearance provides the basis for this weird and hilarious whodunit. How did the Peeps family find themselves in such a predicament? Who is responsible? And more importantly, can they be rescued before their sell-by dates?

Clues (and some crafty characters) abound as you peep through the pages of the Peepsville local newspaper, an old Peepsville High School yearbook, and of course, the infamous Peeple Magazine. With craft ideas included throughout-because, after all, 1/3 of all peeps are purchased for purposes other than eating-this goofy book, sure to be a big hit with Peeps fans everywhere, celebrates the zaniness of peep culture while offering up something all its own. Sweet, silly, and immensely popular all over the country, Peeps have finally found a book to call their own!
My thoughts:
This was a fun mash up and pop culture parody.  Meryl Peep the actress and parents of the septuplet peeps who become celebrities through their parenthood, Rose O'Doughnut and Hillary Puff are part of the pages along with a family whop has disappeared on a reality show trip to Easter Island.  There are crafts to make with Peeps and all sorts of facts about the candy.  I loved the last few pages with pictures from when the Peeps were made by hand and the workers in the 1950's who made them.  This was our library find of the week last week!  A mystery in pictures, faux newspaper and magazine articles and some real facts about this popular candy. 

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810959958
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 112

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