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Kids love stuff that's gross. From the liquids, solids, and gasesespecially 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 irresistibleat least to an 8-to-12 year oldunderbelly of life.
About the Author
Joy Masoff, mother of two, fell into the world of gross when she became scoutmaster to a den of burping Cub Scouts, and then discovered that her Brownie troop has the same fascination with the feculent. She lives with her family in Waccabac, New York.
Table of Contents
|Introduction Warning: This Book Is Downright Disgusting||viii|
|Acne: Look Out Below, Your Zit's About to Blow!||1|
|Ants: Some of These Creepy Crawlies Are No Picnic||3|
|Bacteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Stinky||6|
|Bats: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Fuzzy Mammal?||11|
|Beetles: The Things That Go Crunch in the Night||14|
|Blood: How Something so Gross Can Be so Good||18|
|Body Lint: Would You Like Toe Jam with Your Toast?||20|
|Body Odor: I Sweat Therefore I Stink||21|
|Burping: A Belch Is Born||24|
|Cannibals: Let Them Eat...Fred?||26|
|Cockroaches: Or, How to Live for 135 Million Years on a Diet of Pure Garbage||29|
|Crocodilians: From King of the World to Swamp Thing||33|
|Dandruff: Snow for All Seasons||35|
|Earwax: Great Big Gobs of Brownish Gunk||38|
|Edible Bugs: Waiter, There's Some Soup in My Bug!||42|
|Eels: Slithery, Slimy Swarms of Fish||46|
|Eye Gunk: Mr. Sandman, Meet Mr. Mucus||49|
|Farts: A Burp from Below||54|
|Fleas: This Joint Is Jumping!||57|
|Flies Puking and Peeing: A Day in the Life of a Fly||60|
|Foul Feet: A Step in the Wrong Direction||63|
|Freaky Fish: Swim or Be Swallowed||64|
|Frightening Fashions: Outfits Wackier than Your Great-Aunt Ida's||68|
|Fungi: There's a Fungus Among Us!||71|
|Gross Grub: If You Think Broccoli Is Bad||74|
|Halitosis: Wake Up and Smell the Stench||78|
|Icky Insects: To Buzz or Not to Buzz||82|
|Jellyfish: Put on Your Pantyhose and Dive In!||85|
|Leeches: A Blood Buffet||88|
|Lice: Too Much Attention Can Go to Your Head||91|
|Lizards: Relax, Take Your Tail Off||93|
|Maggots: Decaying Dead Deer? Dinnertime!!||96|
|Miserable Meats: A Soda, Some Fries, and a Double Eyeball Burger with Cheese||99|
|Mites: Mighty Microscopic Munchers||102|
|Mosquitoes: A Midsummer Night's Scream||103|
|Mucky Medicine: This Will Only Hurt for a Second||106|
|Mummies: Are You My Mummy?||110|
|Naked Mole-Rats: Rough, Tough, and in the Buff||113|
|Parasites: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner||115|
|Pee: They Call Me Mellow Yellow||117|
|Poop: A Bum Deal||121|
|Pus: Green, Goopy, and Good for You Too!||124|
|Quicksand: I'm Sinking and I Can't Get Up!||126|
|Rats: Long-tailed, Sharp Toothed Disease Buses||128|
|Raunchy Recipes: Today's Specials: Totally Nasty||131|
|Scabs: A Crusty Coat of Armor||134|
|Scorpions: Mini-Monsters of the Night||136|
|Shrunken Heads: A Nightmare for Your Noggin||139|
|Sickening Seafood: This Chapter Is Not for the Faint of Tummy||140|
|Skin Eruptions: Rashes, Blisters, and Warts. Oh My!||144|
|Skunks: A Putrescent Perfume||149|
|Slugs: Confessions of a Naked Snail||152|
|Snakes: Do the Fang Tango||155|
|Snot: You May Think It's Candy, but It's Snot||160|
|Spiders: They're Not All Itsy-Bitsy!||163|
|Spitting: Welcome to Loogie Land||167|
|Tar Pits: Stuck in a Rut||171|
|Ticks: A Bunch of Suckers||173|
|Toilets: A Royal Flush||175|
|Vile Vegetation: Fearsome Flowers and Vindictive Vines||180|
|Viruses: Invasion of the Body Snatchers||184|
|Vomit: Bring Along a Barf Bag--This Is Gross!||187|
|Vultures: Chow Time at the Roadkill Cafe||192|
|Worms: Spaghetti That Squirms||196|
|X-Periments: Making Muck of Your Very Own||198|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought it for my nephew, and returned it. The info was not that interesting, not set up in a fun way to read and it was not the fun but gross learning about things that I thought it was going to be.
Loved the front cover.. loved the whole book itself.. well worth a read!! Especially if youlike bogeyyss!!!
I thought this book was too nasty. It's really gross. It just sits in my closet collecting dust all year. I thought it was too disgusting, so I (obviously) don't read it anymore. It's an immature book. I would NOT buy this book.
'Oh,Yuck!' an excellent title, it describes the book perfectly!This book is amazing!The detaild descriptionit gives is astounding.It covers every detale of the gross world from pee and poop to leeches and mucky medicine.Kids will love this book,I suggested you read it from A to Z!
Everything in the book makes a kid or adult laugh and probably barf!This book is a great hilarious book
Do you like horrible gross topics? What about abnormal facts? Do you? Well I got a book for you. Oh Yuck is the most fascinating encyclopedia in the world. It ranges from stomach turners to real abnormal topics. Don¿t worry the facts are real interesting. If you are still not convinced listen to this; ¿fresh urine is cleaner than spit¿. Or even the interesting facts; the longest head of hair in the world is 10ft long. Now are you convinced? This book has two hundred two fun filled and educational pages. This encyclopedia has facts about acne to eye gunk. The book is set up like a real encyclopedia starts off with the gross topics starting off with the letter A and ends with gross topics starting with the letter Z. The only criticism I will have to say is the colors should have been in color, but the black and white photos were well picked. The author Joy Masoff author wrote six other books I know. They¿re all are educational: from books about warts to books about fire safety. She is an author that loves to educate and have fun at the same time: that¿s the same with all her books. She made this book disgustingly interesting. I recommend this book to people who like to learn by having fun and people with a strong stomach. I¿m telling even if you¿re the pickiest person in the whole world you wouldn¿t want to put the book down. Trust me I know. This book will give you a whole new perspective about the world and the people who lives in it.
We bought this for our 7 year old to encourage him with his reading, but found ourselves reading it just as much. The title is appropriate ¿ it does cover some nasty stuff, but the topics it covers are so interesting that while you may be grossed out at first you find you can¿t put it down. While it is written for teenagers and younger audiences ¿ it covers topics quickly but yet still gives some detailed information. I would recommend this book to anyone who has children (especially boys) because kids want to know all about this stuff and this book explains it all. There are 2 ½ pages of poop, what little boy hasn¿t wondered about how poop (or snot, or scabs) is made!
It must be great fun to try to gross-out your friends and family. My 9 year old daughter actually turned off the video game so she could bone-up on gross trivia. At breakfast this morning she says, "Hey Mom, guess what; Vampire Bats pee while they suck blood from their prey so they will be light enough to fly away." "Lovely" I thought. But hey,,,,SHE IS READING,,,,, WHATEVER IT TAKES.