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Greasy grimy gopher guts : the subversive folklore of childhood

Author: Josepha Sherman; T K F Weisskopf
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this book, the authors] explore a variety of songs, insults, gruesome jokes, and offensive, bawdy rhymes (including some raunchy anatomical ones) invented by or passed around among children. Although the folklore here is from North America, the introduction points out that similar songs and sayings are shared by adults and children the world over. Opening with 20 versions of the familiar "greasy, grimy gopher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Josepha Sherman; T K F Weisskopf
OCLC Number: 52296015
Notes: Originally published: Little Rock : August House Publishers, ©1995.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Getting down to basics: Gopher guts, and other icky things; In the beginning, sex, pregnancy, and birth; Bodily functions, illness, and death --
Dealing with authority: Parents, friends, and enemies; Organized defiance, school, church, and camp; Outside, politics and holidays --
Commercial world: Advertising follies; Television, superheroes, and songs we all know; Life and deaths of Barney.
Responsibility: by Josepha Sherman & T.K.F. Weisskopf.

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[In this book, the authors] explore a variety of songs, insults, gruesome jokes, and offensive, bawdy rhymes (including some raunchy anatomical ones) invented by or passed around among children. Although the folklore here is from North America, the introduction points out that similar songs and sayings are shared by adults and children the world over. Opening with 20 versions of the familiar "greasy, grimy gopher guts" rhyme, the book combines hilarity and serious commentary as it proceeds through subject areas ranging from bodily functions, death, pregnancy, and school to parents, friends, and "The Life and Deaths of Barney." [The book also] look[s] the culture of childhood, which should be required reading for anyone working with young people.-Booklist.

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