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Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty Paperback – Bargain Price, January 2, 2000
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From School Library Journal
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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"EWWW... For every kid who's ever wondered about burping, pus, slugs, vomit, and the like, we recommend Oh, Yuck! -- Working Mother
"Has a compendium of useful information for teenagers... sort of like Dr. Spock meets South Park." -- MetroKids
"This book is chock full of educational entries covering subjects from insects to bodily secretions." -- Family Life New York, NY
Top Customer Reviews
It makes the perfect gift from a grown-up because the child's eyes will light up when s/he realizes that you are cool enough to give a kid a book about gross stuff. Plus, the kid on the cover is picking his nose. What else do you need?
It's all good fun and meant to be that way. There's a lot of interesting recipes and experiments you can make...I'd avoid them though, reading the book is gross-out enough without taking a hands-on approach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect for my 8 year old grandson and her 9 year old granddaughter. The younger ones just think it's yucky.Published 2 months ago by Deborah A. Allen
No problem with order, shipping or condition. Grandson loved it, we've had some good laughs!Published 4 months ago by LaDonna Denslinger
Love love love this book! Family of six and all four kids ranging from 2-12 love this book. My husband and I enjoy this book! I'm getting this book for two gifts as well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer