Artist Julie Pinzur created three plush art pieces above for a new all-female young adult novel-inspired art show presented by Hello Giggles at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles celebrating. She writes on her blog that she chose R.L. Stine’s “The Horror at Camp Jellyjam,” one of the books in the Goosebumps series because it was her “absolute favorite” as a girl.
She outlines the basic plot of the book on her blog, which includes more detailed photos of the pieces and their creation.
If you haven’t read this riveting novel or need a refresher the plot goes like this: sister and brother Wendy and Elliot bored on a family vacation ask if they can ride in the trailer that the car is pulling. Trailer becomes unhitched and they roll away and end up at Camp JellyJam where they are greeted by Buddy, the head counselor at the camp. He assures them he will look for their parents but in the meantime they should have fun at the camp. All of the kids are very competitive because if you win you get a gold King coin. If you get 5 gold coins you get to be in the winner’s walk that evening. The camp’s motto is, “Only the Best”. Wendy starts to notice some fishy things happening and campers disappearing once they get 5 King coins so she exploring. She finds a stairwell down to a cave where Buddy is hypnotizing the other counselors. She goes further down to find the giant blobby gross smelling King Jelly Jam who sweats black snails and “only the best” winning campers are enslaved there to wash him since his smell is so bad and his arms are tiny so can’t wash himself (get the dude some deodorant, am I right?). Wendy helps to free all of the campers and take down King Jelly Jam who had been hypnotizing Buddy. They all escape safely, Wendy and Elliot’s parents are found, and all is right with the world.