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Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

Fungus the Bogeyman (1977)

by Raymond Briggs

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Fungus and his bogeyman friends are the cause of all the gross and upsetting things in the world, though those of us who live Up Top know little of their lives. This book sets out to remedy that. So here’s a little sample of this comic:

Fungus inspects his trousers which have been marinading overnight. “Mmmm! These really stink!”

Here’s another as Fungus performs his daily ablutions:

“Ah! Nice cold filthy water! Good head of scum on it this morning.”

You get the idea. Boils...dung...muck...every sort of disgusting thing is in this book.

A 1001 Children’s Book You Must Read. ( )
  debnance | Jan 2, 2016 |
This book is about a Bogeyman whos name is Fungus. Fungus and his family go around scaring kids or simply grossing them out by the green sticky slime, and simply saying BOO. I choose this book because it was differnt from all the other kinds of books that are graphic novels. it isn't really a book I would read to a child unless they know that the Bogeyman really doesnt exsist. The images and drawings in this book are some od the most innteresting ones I have seen in a book. Each frame is soo detailed you could look at it ten different times and pick something new out each time.

A teacher may use this book in the classroom to introduce graphic novels because its an easy read and will most likely keep the kids attention. As a classroom activity each student could draw a frme or two of thier own that they would add to the book. This activity could also be counted as a art activity as well as their reading one! ( )
  Kmr10 | Apr 30, 2010 |
Typical Briggs - sly humour, pathos, a moral that is so well woven into the story that it isn't moralising. Oh, and a funny story and great illustrations. Clever, clever, clever ( )
1 vote ForrestFamily | Nov 18, 2008 |
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Life in Bogeydom is full of snot, smells, slime, scum and other unspeakable things, and Bogeymen live under the ground revelling in all the nastiness imaginable. Briggs has created a whole new world in this sophisticated cartoon-strip picture book for older children which will entice the most reluctant of readers into books.

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Everyday life in Bogeydom is examined as Fungus the Bogeyman describes the skills of scaring people in the nighttime and living underground amidst slime and grime in the daytime.

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