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Gross America: Your Coast-to-Coast Guide to All Things Gross Paperback – October 11, 2012
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There are some yucky features, such as the Hair Museum of Missouri,the Corpse Flower which smells as bad as it sounds, the world's largest fungus in Oregon, and the fake vomit manufactured in Chicago. There are also some interesting highlights that aren't necessarily gross, but just odd. For example, the Albino Redwoods of California, candy coated insects, and Hawaii's Kalaupapa leprosy settlement. Normally I get easily grossed out, but for the most part, this was an engaging and interesting read highlighting spots across the country that I had never heard of.
Overall, this book was really interesting. At times it was a bit more scatological than I was really prepared for, but an average high school boy would love this, so I am excited to bring it to my classroom. There are a few pictures, and the book is well organized and easy to read, but at times, the concepts are a bit mature and as a result, this isn't really suited to young children.
This isn't simply a listing of sites to visit. Each gross place tells you about what you will see there and the history behind it. An extensive history is available on the places that justify it. I can see this being a great read for kids during road trips, but parents beware - some of these places are truly gross - and the kids may ask for a detour to see them in person!!!
ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review