There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story

There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story

by Gary Larson


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ISBN-13: 9780060932749
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/1999
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 176,572
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Gary Larrson creator of the phenomenally successful cartoon, The Far Side®, grew up in Tacoma, Washington. As a kid he liked to draw but never formally studied art or considered being a cartoonist. His real love was biology, which ultimately became a frequent topic in his cartoon panel.

Larson has the distinction of having the scientific community name a biting louse and a butterfly after him. He lives in Seattle, Washington—above ground.

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Theres a Hair in my Dirt, A Worms Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
There’s a Hair in My Dirt is a non-Farside book by popular American cartoonist, Gary Larson. It begins with a worm family having dinner when the young worm son complains of a hair in his dirt. This leads to his father telling the story of Harriet, a young woman who lived in a cottage by the woods. At once a humorous and cautionary tale, it is, of course, graced throughout with Larson’s quirky illustrations. It may look like a children’s storybook, but it proves to be much more. Every square centimetre of the pages is worth close attention. An extra Larson fix for Far Side addicts. 
Sunny3716 More than 1 year ago
I am a middle schooler who just discovered this book today in my school library. My friend was looking for it in the library and he let me read it... it was insanely funny! it's witty, it's smart, and it's perfect for kids right around our age! No, it's not for little ones, despite the misleading look of it. The illustrations were hilarious. Parents: I wouldn't recommend reading this to the youngsters unless you want to explain what a "sex maniac" is... but it's wonderful for ages 12+! A must-have for any lover of satire and comedy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, well illustrated, and actually includes biology facts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this thinking 'Hey, Gary Larson did a kid's book!' Oh, imagine my surprise when I read it! Let's just say the older kids will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an absoulte revolution of a masterpeice. The complex words, the award winning art, all of which entwined to form a book that not only exceeds some of the best sellers of our modern time (Da Vinci Code, Crank, 1984, The Great Pig Escape, Harry Potter) but as well provides a vivid landscape of imagination and opens the doors to an endless possibility for a sequel novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story for young and old! Gary Larson has certainly expanded his creative imagination for the sake of learning some very valuable lessons about everyday life. It is a wonderful story for all
Guest More than 1 year ago
that book was very funny! u should read it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi...I loved this book because it is very witty. I love the old woman who likes the animals and the little worm. I am a kid incase you did'nt know(age 13)and I think that anyone of any age would just love this book. So check it out by ordering it on this website and you will love it so much!***** five stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't normally like to read, but this book caught my eye. There's laughter on every page, who can't use a little of that! I've passed the book to friends, all have loved it. Due to it being a short book with an entertaining cover, it could look like a book for little children, but it's actually for teens and us older folk. I would highly recommend this book. Oh yeah, as I tell everybody, read the pages before you look at the pictures.:) Have a good laugh!
Guest More than 1 year ago
and this book is so funny it'l make your hair fall into the dirt laughing. The format and pictures were wonderful, and Gary Larson's sadistic humor is at its best in this comical masterpiece. This is one for the whole family, or at least ages 12 thru 60, because anyone older might be at a health risk from laughing or the shock at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 9th grade Mythology teacher read it to us (why in mythology I don't know....)and the class couldn't stop laughing for at least 5 minutes. Definitely recommended...and the ending, well, it was so so so funny!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. It is very funny, too. I sugest you buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just loved it.I thought it was funny & entertaining. I didn't really see the ending coming. I was suprised and LOL my head off. (don't worry I got it back on now!)It will make you think and I loved the little stories within the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
And it is wonderfully insightful and funny. Comic books are for kids...Larson is for adults who think like kids. I enjoyed every minute.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 15 year old sophmore and my biology teacher read this book to us and I absolutely loved it. It was educated, but also entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is so awesome. It proves anyone can be a kid at heart. Lawson is fantastic, the way he throws in little adult humor quips is wonderful and refreshing. What playful adult doesn't love picture books??
Guest More than 1 year ago
a great book for all larson fans- the humor is wonderful, if not slightly skewed as always...
Guest More than 1 year ago
a very funny story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 9 years old and thought the book would be really funny. What could be lower than a worm? I was sad to see cuss words and pictures that I thought took away from the book. Mr Larson had a great idea to teach a little 'nature science' in his book but I think he forgot what age group he was writing for.
Natedog98 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love to read this book. It makes me laugh every time I do!
SarahAZ on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is really smart and creative. I thought it was really funny, and I love the illustrations that add to the humor. My favorite part was the twist at the end, where you learn where the hair comes from. It's the kind of twist that helps you learn something new. I would recommend this book to children from grade 6 +. I also think that this is aimed for adults as well. There are lessons about nature and how the world works that are incorporated in the story that adults might not be aware of.
ragwaine on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Funny as hell but too educational.
MrsLee on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Lovely book, I wish I had had this when my children were still studying with me. Great biology and nature lessons within. This book is not for the squeamish or those who do not care to look at the more sordid facts of our world, but it is great for those who enjoy Larson's humor and who like to look at nature through a microscope and not rose-tinted lenses.
Argonaut15 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
What might appear as a children's book is definitely not for children. Well, except for the adult children. If it is Gary Larson, then you should know to expect his odd and delightful humor. A must read for any fan of The Far Side.
historybuff64 More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Despite it's cover, this is definitely not kid friendly. That said, I shared it with my sons who were 11 and 17 when I first read it. They loved it too. I teach college history, mostly graduate level students, and always have this on my suggested readings list because it is a great introduction to perspective- a key element in understanding history.