Gr 4-8-Beginning with a warning that "this book is downright disgusting," Masoff presents a delightful compendium of facts about things that are gross, putrid, and stomach turning. Covering more than 50 topics from A to Z, she reveals the truth about some unsavory mysteries of the human body, such as acne, body lint, eye gunk, farts, halitosis, snot, and vomit. Odious creatures such as cockroaches, lice, maggots, rats, and slugs are also discussed. Other subjects include "Cannibals," "Gross Grub," "Mucky Medicine," and "Toilets." Ranging from a couple of paragraphs to several pages, the entries offer a great deal of information in a hilarious tongue-in-cheek manner. The author also provides pronunciations and definitions, historical perspectives, and advice on how to deal with each of her revolting topics. Amusing cartoons and well-chosen, black-and-white photographs with humorous captions support the text. A section of "X-Periments" (e.g., build an exploding pimple, mix a batch of make-believe mucus) makes an appropriate conclusion to the book. Guaranteed to improve the quality of the lunchtime chatter of all but the most squeamish, this delightful volume will be enjoyed by fans of grossness everywhere.-Cynde Marcengill, Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC
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I thought it was cute, but my 10 yr old son wasn't even vaguely interested. Shocked mePublished 1 month ago by Wylena Goad
So we purchased four of these for some of our grandchildren. The enjoyment went on for weeks with them sharing the humor and trivia with Papa and Grandma. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George E Zorgo Jr
This book has great content the problem is the front and back covers are printed in color and the rest of the pages are in purple and green print. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Justin B.
I have emailed Amazon a couple times about the mismatch of ISBN and cover image for this book, but they keep responding "We have determined that no change needs to be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ReviewerWhoPrefersToBeAnonymous