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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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Perfect gift for my 10 year old grandson. It's full of interesting and useful information and has experiments for him to do himself (some will require adult supervision).Published 1 month ago by Patrice Thompson
No color pictures. I think its green and white inside....however FULL of gross, weird, obscure facts. My 11 year old daughter LOVED it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought for my son who is at college, great table book. Lots of laughsPublished 3 months ago by Karen Stutesman
I don't recommend this book. Graphics is very poor and even the pagea of the book is very thin...For my personal opinion, what a waste of money.Published 3 months ago by Marissa Q.
Grand kids love reading about stuff like this. Encourages reading.Published 3 months ago by Lake House Granny