Paul O. Zelinsky
The adventures of a family of magnets who
find themselves in a dark, shivery place. Where in the world could
* "A hilarious union of art and text"
Kirkus, starred review
illustrations are pitch perfect for this comically surreal scenario"
--New York Times Book Review
A Booklist Editors' Choice for 2006
The Shivers in the Fridge is a selection of the Junior Library Guild.
view "Pickles!"—a short animation about the Shivers. (Or click
here for smaller version for slower connections)
Click for a second short called "Applesauce!"(click for
(warning: large files—downloading even the smaller files (2.2 MB) may
take some time)
You can also see them on YouTube.com,
with faster download and lower quality: Pickles! and Applesauce!
Take a look at a big, Shivers-inspired fridge
The Shivers in their cardboard box
Here is the story of Sonny Shivers
and his Mama, Papa, Grandma and Grandpa, a curiously flat family who
find themselves in a dark, chilly, and
highly improbable situation. Amidst earthquakes galore and great flashing
lights, giant monster hands keep reaching forth to snatch parts of
their landscape—Cheesy Square, for instance, and Jelly.
Join the Shivers in their adventures—more
silly than scary—as they search through their
edible landscape for some place warmer to live. Will Grandpa
get stuck atop the snowy peak of Mount Ketchup? What happens to Papa when
he slips on Buttery Cliff? Will Grandma keep safe from the monster's
by hiding in Spooky Jungle?
Fran Manushkin's wry humor, spiced with food
puns, carries this droll saga through shivery perils and familiar
family dynamics to a warm reunion on the refrigerator door.
to order The Shivers in the Fridge
from an independent
bookstore near you, if you are in the USA.