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Mike Levine is a comedy writer who writes for The Onion, Heeb magazine, Devastator and McSweeney's.

Jacob Vollum is a Leo and an illustrator living in Chicago. He contributed to The Devastator comedy anthology series.

Oh the Flesh You Will Eat! by Mike Levine and Jacob Vollum

Children around the world have vomited for joy reading the rhymes of Dr. Vireuss. Three of his "sickest" stories have finally been collected into one germ-ridden volume. There's the tale of a man who would not - could not! - let a doctor save his life, a sick boy who puts healthy people into quarantine, and a little flesh-eating virus who goes on a big adventure. This hardcover volume of Dr. Seuss spoofs is highly infectious.

CURATOR'S NOTE

"This has been a perennial favorite on bookstores' shelves since it came out last fall (it's been a year, so now I can say "perennial!"). Mike Levine, a hilarious writer for The Onion, used some insight from a health scare of his own to write this laugh-out-loud funny take on Dr. Seuss that's startlingly true to the original verse style. Jacob Vollum's slightly punk take on Seuss' art style adds to the hilarity while landing some real emotional impact. We dare say you could even read this to kids!" – Amanda Meadows

 

REVIEWS

  • "The perfect graduation gift for flesh-eating bacteria on the go and meatbags alike."

    – Nathan Rabin, Weird Al: The Book
  • "Disgustingly awesome. Hilarious, perverse and fun!"

    – John Layman, creator of Chew
  • "If you read one lyrical ode to flesh-eating pathogens, make it this one!"

    – Jeff Loveness, writer of Groot
 

BOOK PREVIEW

Excerpt

Congratulations!
Today is your day!
You’ve infected your Host!
You’re off and away!

The rarest of cases, you’re one of a kind!
You’re hungry, infectious, and you’ve got a mind
to chomp down the whole world, leaving only the rind.

There’s so much to explore, so much to digest!
Your flagellum flip-flapping, there’s no time for rest.
So just throw out some spores and give it your best!