Gross Me Out!: 50 Nasty Projects to Disgust Your Friends & Repulse Your Family

Gross Me Out!: 50 Nasty Projects to Disgust Your Friends & Repulse Your Family

by Ralph Retcher, Betty Lou Poo, Betty Lou Poo
     
 

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Kids absolutely love everything nasty and disgusting; it's especially fun when their enthusiasm for the "ick factor" drives parents, teachers, and any adult in sight to distraction. Now youngsters can indulge their lust for the foul with 50 wonderfully repulsive projects (illustrated in color for that extra POW!). The repellent journey starts

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New in Paper

Kids absolutely love everything nasty and disgusting; it's especially fun when their enthusiasm for the "ick factor" drives parents, teachers, and any adult in sight to distraction. Now youngsters can indulge their lust for the foul with 50 wonderfully repulsive projects (illustrated in color for that extra POW!). The repellent journey starts with the stinky, scaly, slimy side of the human body. Children will meet the critters that live under their skin and fingernails, learn what causes those embarrassing sounds and smells, and make (very convincing) fake blood to throw Mom into a panic. They'll cook up impressively scary gangrene fingers from marzipan; whip up "booger bath," and grow a gross mold garden. To end this salute to the truly nauseating, there is a special "You're Gross and You're Proud!" celebration.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Gross Me Out! 50 Nasty Projects to Disgust Your Friends & Repulse Your Family by Ralph Retcher and Betty Lou Poo (aka Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb), illus. by Clay Meyer, delivers enough repellant recipes and contemptible crafts to keep kids permanently grounded. Sections include "Your Very Gross Body" and "Gag Gifts," with recipes like Curdled Milk Pancreas with Green Salsa Bile and Roadkill Roast. Unpleasant foods eaten worldwide (e.g., haggis and sweetbreads) and an interview with a cockroach are informative while sacrificing none of the gross factor. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Even with the bright colored cartoon style, it is difficult to look at the cover illustrations of dripping snot and oozing sores. These are truly gross activities for creative kids and parents with iron stomachs. The title page continues with a humorous note "the publisher cannot be responsible for any injuries, losses, and other damages that may result from the use of the information in this book." The disclaimer suggests the audience is at the upper end of the suggested age range, even with an adult helping. Critter Fritters, for instance, are really edible, but they include stunned grasshoppers on the list of ingredients. The Poop Soap is functional for personal hygiene, but requires the use of a stove. Careful reading will determine which projects are safe for internal versus external use. They all give parents an imaginative opportunity to connect with their children. Suppress the retch, and rainy days will never be the same. 2004, Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 8 to 12.
—Tina Dybvik

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579905057
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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