Grossology (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Discusses body processes that result in by-products that many people find disgusting, including vomiting, elimination, saliva, and sweat.

Amusingly illustrated book explains the scientific facts of some of the more disgusting aspects of human physiology.

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Overview

Discusses body processes that result in by-products that many people find disgusting, including vomiting, elimination, saliva, and sweat.

Amusingly illustrated book explains the scientific facts of some of the more disgusting aspects of human physiology.

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Editorial Reviews

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Do you enjoy learning about the grosser aspects of your body? If so, this is the book for you. This wonderful encyclopedia of disgusting body facts pulls no punches when explaining exactly how and why our bodies function as they do. Organized into three different sections (Slimy, Mushy, Oozy Gross Things; Crusty, Scaly, Gross Things; and Stinky, Smelly Gross Things), subjects from barfing to boogers to poop to farts, burps, and dandruff are covered in this book. While examining each subject, the reader will learn why each bodily function is necessary through both the detailed descriptions and the fun, cartoon-like illustrations. The illustrations are completely necessary to give the reader a full and meaningful understanding of the functions explained within the book. In addition, explanations of functions help the reader understand how each takes place. At many points throughout the book, the author inserts fun facts about the function at hand. For example, in the poop section, there is a story about King Louis XIV and the conferences that he held upon his royal "throne." This is a very informative book for those with strong stomachs, and it will definitely appeal to any child with a sense of lavatorial humor. The book gives a detailed look into the darker side of the body's everyday processes that make it possible to live. If the disgusting nature turns you off immediately, take the book's advice and remember: it's not just gross... it's Grossology! 2002, Penguin Putnam Books, Ages 9 to 12.
— Brian Gibbons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613585729
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,467,180
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2005

    THIS BOOK IS REALLY GOOD

    my sixth grade math/science teacher used it to teach us about our bodies.....I will never forget those lessons! They were great!!! Thanx Ms.G!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2004

    Pretty Good

    Excellent book, even though my dog ate it! I would recomend this book to older kids, 9 or over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2000

    Things I Never Knew...............

    This past year, my science teacher read this book to us. It was so gross and disgusting! Everyone in my class loved it! It is really easy to understand and is perfect for...........ANYONE!

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