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How to Eat Fried Worms Paperback – July 11, 2006
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Wait'll you hear the minister shout."
How to Eat Fried Worms is a ghastly gastronomical treat that will dazzle young listeners. (Running time: two hours, two cassettes) --Naomi Gesinger --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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When four friends, Billy, Tom, Alan, and Joe meet one day to discuss why Tom failed to join the others in a trespassing incident, they learn that he was kept indoors for not eating his dinner. Billy, the group's unofficial leader, pooh-poohs Tom's finicky ways, claiming that he could eat almost anything. This kind of statement leads to a dare. Could Billy eat a worm? How about fifteen worms? How about fifteen worms in fifteen days for fifty dollars? The bet is made, hands are shaken, and the rules are clear. Billy can use any condiment he chooses and may eat the worms broiled, fried, baked, or however he prefers. As the contest continues, Alan and Joe attempt to find ways to win an increasingly desperate war against Billy. They try psychological warfare. They try out-and-out cheating. They try using Billy's parents against him. They try using Billy's greed against him and at the last minute come up with a plan that very nearly finishes their friend for good.Read more ›
Although this book has been banned in schools in some states, I think it is a must read for elementary school children (2nd-4th or 5th grades) because the main point of the book is peer pressure. After I read it, I would like my kids to read it, then discuss peer pressure they may be getting now, as well as what they will face in the future. As a parent, highly recommended!
I think the characters and the whole story were very believable. It is very possible for four boys to have a bet about eating fifteen worms in fifteen days. I really loved the way the story ended! I was very relieved.
My favorite part was when Billy and Tom fantasized about what they would do if they had a minibike and the opportunity to do crazy and unrealistic tricks with it. Another part I liked was when Tom and his friend made up a rhyme together.
Personally, I thought that "How to Eat Fried Worms" was very simple to read. Well, to compare, I am reading "Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix" right now in 3rd grade, and I think that book is easy. I think many readers would enjoy "How to Eat Fried Worms." Also, the author, Thomas Rockwell, is very talented and uses good detail in the right places.
If you want to, you can go to your local bookstore or library and get "How to Eat Fried Worms." They also made a movie based on the book, but the story is very different. For instance, one character's name is "Tom" in the book and "Adam" in the movie. Another change is that, in the movie, the bet was very different from the one in the book. He still had to eat worms, but a smaller amount and over a shorter period of time.
If I were you, I would get the book. All I am saying is that this is an interesting and fun book and will bring you and your family lots of laughs.
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By the way, the original pen and ink illustrations by Emily McCully (who later went on to give us the Caldecott winning title, "Mirette On the High Wire") are simple but... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Andrew Reveal
Great book and love the illustrations. This book is a classic and still keeps you reading not wanting to stopPublished 1 month ago by LGreene