Hello muddah, hello faddah: (a letter from camp)

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Dutton Children's Books, May 10, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! Here I am at Camp Granada. . . . So begin the lyrics that have been cracking up listeners since 1963, when songwriters Allan Sherman and Lou Busch borrowed the music of Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" to create the funniest camp song ever heard.On a rainy first day, a young camper writes home in the hope that his "Muddah" and "Faddah" will let him leave the dreaded Camp Granada. Bemoaning everything from the lake that has alligators to battling counselors and waiters to a bunkmate with malaria, this kid lays it on thick. But just like the weather, a camper's attitude can improve when the sun comes out. Jack E. Davis's exuberant and quirky watercolors are the perfect accompaniment to Sherman and Busch's tongue-in-cheek humor.

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User Review  - j-plant - LibraryThing

"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!" is originally the title of a classic comedic parody song that jabs at the nuances and quirks of summer camp life. Allan Sherman is the original composer of the lyrics ... Read full review

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User Review  - mmontet - LibraryThing

This book is based off of a popular kids camp song. It has a lot of humor throughout. The boy writes his parents telling them what an awful time he is having at camp until he sees the light (it stops raining) and tells his parents to disregard the letter. Read full review


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Allan Sherman was a performer, songwriter, television producer, and writer. He died in 1973.

Lou Busch was a pianist, songwriter, and music producer. He died in 1979.

Jack E. Davis has illustrated many books, including The Zack Files series by Dan Greenburg.

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