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ISBN13: 9780761107712
ISBN10: 0761107711
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Kids love stuff that's gross. From the liquids, solids, and gases--especially the gases!--or their own bodies to the creepy, crawly, slimy, slithery, fetid, and feculent phenomena in the world at large, kids with a curious bent just can't get enough. Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty brings together, in one book, all the good things about some of the baddest things on Earth.

Exhaustively researched and impeccably scientific, yet written with a lively lack of earnestness, Oh, Yuck! is an ants to zits encyclopedic compendium covering people, animals, insects, plants, foods, and more. Here are vampire bats, which sip blood and pee at the same time so that they'll always be light enough to fly away; and slime eels, wreathed in mucus and eating fellow fish from the inside out. Oh, Yuck! explains why vomit smells; where dandruff comes from; what pus is all about; and why maggots adore rotting meant. Other features include gross recipes, putrid projects, 10 foods that make you airborne, and more.

With hundreds of cartoon illustrations and real-life photographs, Oh, Yuck! is the complete guide to the irresistible--at least to an 8-to-12 year old--underbelly of life.

Synopsis:

An alphabetical collection of articles about disgusting things, from acne, ants, and bacteria to worms, x-periments, and zits.

Synopsis:

All the best stuff about some of the worst stuff on earth.

From the liquids, solids and gases—especially the gases!—of the human body to the creepy, crawly, fetid, and foul phenomena of the world at large, OH YUCK! is the all-encompassing compendium of gross.

Skin eruptions. Naked mole rats. The Donner party and the hissing roach of Madagascar, maggot therapy, ear wax, the good news about pus, and why vomit smells.

Plus raunchy recipes and vile x-periments—Exploding Zit, Scab Surprise, and more.

It's everything you ever wanted to know about the yucky side of life.

Synopsis:

Kids love stuff that's gross. From the liquids, solids, and gases--especially the gases!--or their own bodies to the creepy, crawly, slimy, slithery, fetid, and feculent phenomena in the world at large, kids with a curious bent just can't get enough. Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nastybrings together, in one book, all the good things about some of the baddest things on Earth.

Exhaustively researched and impeccably scientific, yet written with a lively lack of earnestness, Oh, Yuck! is an ants to zits encyclopedic compendium covering people, animals, insects, plants, foods, and more. Here are vampire bats, which sip blood and pee at the same time so that they'll always be light enough to fly away; and slime eels, wreathed in mucus and eating fellow fish from the inside out. Oh, Yuck!explains why vomit smells; where dandruff comes from; what pus is all about; and why maggots adore rotting meant. Other features include gross recipes, putrid projects, 10 foods that make you airborne, and more.

With hundreds of cartoon illustrations and real-life photographs, Oh, Yuck!is the complete guide to the irresistible--at least to an 8-to-12 year old--underbelly of life.

About the Author

Joy Masoff fell into the world of the gross when she became scoutmaster of a den of burping Cub Scouts. Two years later she started a Brownies troop, which was equally slime-obsessed--proving that a fascination with the revolting is not gender-based. Ms. Masoff is also the author of Fire! and Emergency! for Scholastic. She lives with her family in Chappaqua, New York.

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chorne, May 5, 2011 (view all comments by chorne)
This is such a great book. It has information on all "gross" topics. In it, there is everything from maggots to vomit. I think this book would be great for all 7-12 year olds. I especially like the "information boxes". The book has good illustrations also. Most of them are comical, but a few are scientific. Joy Masoff is a good writer that specializes in history books. Also, this would be a great find for a teacher or science teacher because all the things in this book is true science! There is nothing inapropriate in this book. The thing that I like about this book is that it is funny, yet educational at the same times. That is very difficult to find in a book now. The thing that I disliked most in this book is NOTHING! The bottom line is, THIS IS A MUST READ!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761107712
Subtitle:
The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty
ill.:
Sirrell, Terry
Author:
Masoff, Joy
Author:
Sirrell, Terry
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Reference - Encyclopedias
Subject:
Science & Technology - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Science
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Subject:
Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries
Subject:
Aversion.
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference/Encyclopedias
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science and Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
Subject:
Children s-How Things Work
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
9894-9895
Publication Date:
20000102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color, illustrations throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.94x8.56x.60 in. 1.40 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 224 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761107712 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An alphabetical collection of articles about disgusting things, from acne, ants, and bacteria to worms, x-periments, and zits.
"Synopsis" by ,
All the best stuff about some of the worst stuff on earth.

From the liquids, solids and gases—especially the gases!—of the human body to the creepy, crawly, fetid, and foul phenomena of the world at large, OH YUCK! is the all-encompassing compendium of gross.

Skin eruptions. Naked mole rats. The Donner party and the hissing roach of Madagascar, maggot therapy, ear wax, the good news about pus, and why vomit smells.

Plus raunchy recipes and vile x-periments—Exploding Zit, Scab Surprise, and more.

It's everything you ever wanted to know about the yucky side of life.
"Synopsis" by , Kids love stuff that's gross. From the liquids, solids, and gases--especially the gases!--or their own bodies to the creepy, crawly, slimy, slithery, fetid, and feculent phenomena in the world at large, kids with a curious bent just can't get enough. Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nastybrings together, in one book, all the good things about some of the baddest things on Earth.

Exhaustively researched and impeccably scientific, yet written with a lively lack of earnestness, Oh, Yuck! is an ants to zits encyclopedic compendium covering people, animals, insects, plants, foods, and more. Here are vampire bats, which sip blood and pee at the same time so that they'll always be light enough to fly away; and slime eels, wreathed in mucus and eating fellow fish from the inside out. Oh, Yuck!explains why vomit smells; where dandruff comes from; what pus is all about; and why maggots adore rotting meant. Other features include gross recipes, putrid projects, 10 foods that make you airborne, and more.

With hundreds of cartoon illustrations and real-life photographs, Oh, Yuck!is the complete guide to the irresistible--at least to an 8-to-12 year old--underbelly of life.

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