The Big Book of Gross Stuff

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From boogers, B.O., and belches to sneezes, diseases, and demon cheeses, The Big Book of Gross Stuff is chock-full of practical knowledge including a Gross Quiz (kids can see how they stack up against the rest of society) and the World's Most Disgusting Jobs (whale-feces research, anyone?).

With the turn of every page, Bart King will challenge your gag reflexes as he introduces topics, terminology and trivia about toilets, scabies, decaying bodies, and much more. The pages ...

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Overview

From boogers, B.O., and belches to sneezes, diseases, and demon cheeses, The Big Book of Gross Stuff is chock-full of practical knowledge including a Gross Quiz (kids can see how they stack up against the rest of society) and the World's Most Disgusting Jobs (whale-feces research, anyone?).

With the turn of every page, Bart King will challenge your gag reflexes as he introduces topics, terminology and trivia about toilets, scabies, decaying bodies, and much more. The pages overflow with humor and an array of cool phrases that will have readers bending and sending, blowing soup, and gargling gravy all the way to the bathroom!

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Editorial Reviews

PBS

"It's something you'll probably read, then stop and read aloud to the nearest person, because they just have to hear it. Rating: A"

School Library Journal
Gr 6–10—This book is not for casual readers. Its pages are packed solid with disgusting information on an array of topics ranging from the predictable (vomiting, farting, burping, pooping) to the less obvious (corpses, shrunken heads, childbirth, and "Rocky Mountain oysters"). The author includes many historical anecdotes and interesting bits of gross trivia (did you know that the Apollo 11 astronauts left their "defecation collection devices" on the moon?). There's an extensive bibliography, which is rare in this type of book. The irreverent writing style is frequently laugh-out-loud funny and full of puns. Kids will love the euphemisms for various bodily functions and the sidebars (one has a recipe for making fake snot). Mercifully, the illustrations are few and are restricted to black-and-white pen-and-ink sketches. Nonetheless, this book is not for the faint of heart. Some adults may feel it is in poor taste, but there are certainly middle school kids (let's face it—boys) who will eat it up.—Marcia Kochel, Olson Middle School, Bloomington, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423607465
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 624,133
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Bart King writes funny—and educational!—books for kids and immature adults. (His title The Big Book of Boy Stuff was once Amazon.com’s top-selling children’s book.) As a young lad, Bart discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is recognized as one of the world’s leading superhero experts. (And as a longtime middle school teacher, he is also highly sought after by supervillains!)

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Table of Contents

A Note on the Writing of This Book 8

What Makes It Gross? 11

Gross Quiz! 25

The Miracle of Birth 30

The Stream of Life 37

Animals! 48

Breaking the Wind 67

Monsters! 85

Everyone Poops 91

It's a Gross Job, But I Don't Want to Do It! 119

Toilets! 129

Putting Your Best Food Forward 145

Gross Anatomy 170

It's a Gross World, After All ! 195

The Skin You're In 200

Food, Drink, and Other Harmless Hazards 225

Kicking the Bucket 259

Epilogue 281

Bibliography 285

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    This book is totally Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    I am a girl and I love this book so much I can't stop reading it. It is super gross, exactly why Ilove it. I just checked out books from the library and this was the first book I read. I wouldn't let super bad kids read cauae you don't know wgat they are goimg to do witg all this super gross stuff. But this is sooooooooo gross and awesome. Especially for boys and nongirly girls.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2010

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    Parent Warning! Very Gross Indeed

    This book indicates it is for a 10 year old and will more likely be appealing to boys. But most 10 year old boys do not have the maturity level to handle the topics. The reading level is for 7-12 year olds. I am not a mother but if I was I would not buy this for my 10 year old boy or girl for that matter. Perhaps I am too sheltering. You decide.


    Topic- The Miracle of Birth pg. 34 & 35
    "So on everyone's first birthday, there's mucus, blood, poop (mother and baby) pee, body tissues and a baby all showing up at once!"
    (Describing placenta and a water birth) "(The placenta) is a nutrient-rich sack of flesh, dripping red and gooey, that has to make its appearance." "But since a lot of things like placenta come out with the baby, the people assisting with the delivery often use tropical fish nets to scoop all the chucks out of the tub's water!" It also goes on to explain how some families eat the placenta.

    Topic- Shrinking Heads pg 127
    " Step 1. Chop off the head of your enemy. (You already did that right?)
    2. Make a vertical cut down the back of the head and neck and carefully peel the flesh off the skull. (the decapitated person is now 'losing face.')
    3. Sew the eyes and mouth shut.
    4. Put some small stones around the base of a fire. Hang a pot of water over it. Now boil the head skin for two hours. During this time, you'll notice that it's sort of like a wool sweater in the dryer: it shrinks!
    ...
    7. Put head on keychain and sell to American tourist."

    Topic- Food, Drink, and other Harmless Hazards pg. 225
    "A can of mushrooms is legally (by the FDA) allowed to contain twenty maggots for every hundred grams of mushrooms." "Other harmless hazards allowed by the FDA: insects and their eggs, insect filth (excrement), insect larvae (maggots), mammal poop (usually rat poop), mold, mildew, parasites, rodent filth and hair."
    Now if I was ten when I read this, I would stop eating.

    "A cowboy delicacy is known as Rocky Mountain Oysters, cowboy caviar, swinging sirloin, and lamb or calf fries... Yes, I'm referring to testicles."

    Most of the book contains harmless topics (poop, pee, animals behavior, boogers, eye worms, a dog who bit off her owners nose)... But I would not want my child to read the paragraphs I suplimented above unless I wanted them to become a body chopper who is interested in placenta and doesn't eat anything I cook for them.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Hilariously disgusting yet educationally wonderful!

    This book is not only fun, but it's packed with stealthy science and history. So it scores high on the "socially redeeming" meter. And if the person you're getting it for is easily grossed out, they STILL might enjoy this book.

    That's because THE BIG BOOK OF GROSS STUFF is written so irresistibly, readers are likely to go through it from cover to cover, all the while quoting from it out loud!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

    Humor, Science, and History...GROSS STUFF Keeps Readers Engrossed!

    I had to wonder about this book when I saw my son carrying it EVERYWHERE with him. He just sits and actually laughs while reading it. It's

    From an adult perspective, the book is fun, and also packed with science, history, and psychology. Is it gross? YES! And the author addresses his topic with zest. But while there may be a faint-hearted adult or two who will be shocked (shocked!) at this, rest assured that there is nothing in this book that wouldn't be found in a good junior high science class.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    One notch above top-notch!

    My son has barely put the book down, and has read to me the same sections at least two or three times with a laugh that brings a smile to all parents' faces.

    THE BIG BOOK OF GROSS STUFF has brought a lot of laughter into our house. And it has a boy who doesn't usually read grabbing the book and reading it over and over.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    I am so in love with this book. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO DARN EXPENSIVE?!?!?!?!?

    I love this book so much but it is so expensive!!! Ten dollars? REALLY?!?!?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    I love bart king

    He is awesome. I love his books. ~kayla

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Gage

    This book is filled with gross infi
    o that your child/children will love

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Big book of gross stuff

    What up with the dam part

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    TOTALLY AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book sucks at sucking

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    NOT Gross

    This book smushed me about 100000000 times lol jk

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2011

    now gross stuff... blech... for boys and crazy, mentally disturbed girls only

    the big books of girl and boy stuff should have been the end. then came spy stuff. now GROSS STUFF?! like i said for boys and crazy mentally disturbed girls. :-* blech yuck

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 4, 2011

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    Posted November 6, 2009

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    Posted May 4, 2011

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