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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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The cover of this book is great. Colorful and would entice any 8 year old to quickly open to investigate. Once opened everything is in black an white and a weird gray color. Read morePublished 3 days ago by amazon123
My grandson loved it and that's enough for me to say it's worth every penny.Published 1 month ago by barbara grasso
I bought this for my son and he loves reading it! He's 9. Great gift!Published 1 month ago by Target Lover
Everybody should read this one...it answers some of those questions kids ask (and adults wonder about)Published 2 months ago by Sharon S.
This was given as a gift to a young reader. well packaged.Published 5 months ago by Rhonda L. Teague
I read the book before giving it to my nephew (of course), and I found it extremely interesting. The dialog used in the book is worded so a child will get interested in the subject... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chris
I bought this for my 10 year-old nephew who hated to read. He loved it! He had to share it with his Mom, though, who took it to work to share with her co-workers who got a big kick... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rev Belle