The bulk of the book is devoted to Babe Boone, the blond Ozark goddess whose hillbilly family recalls "Li'l Abner" filtered through an acid-trip sensibility. Student Sparky Watts also gets some action, shrunk "Fantastic Voyage"-style on the head of a monkey; one of Sparky's best pals is a pair of feet wearing a hat.
Other stories introduce us to Jasper Fudd, the reluctant school runner; Dudley, the "prince of prance," a jazz-happy teen whose brother Stringbean uses LPs for target practice; and Mrs. Gooseflesh, found not guilty by the courts of snapping the necks of her husbands, even though she totally did. Explains the Mrs.: "The snap of a neck is so melodious " There's nothing as jivey as the pop"ee"de"pop of a good compound fracture!!" "Rod Lott