Gross Universe

Gross Universe

Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Offers readers an examination of some the not-so-pleasant elements of human beings, from spit and scabs to mucus and vomit, while exploring their purpose and benefits in relation to good health. Simultaneous.

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An eye-opening, stomach-turning look at the world around us.

Gross Universe reveals the science behind all the disgusting things that kids love to talk about. From mucus to vomit, from farts to phlegm, nothing is off limits. It's not always pretty, but it is fascinating. Find out why we need scabs, how saliva keeps our teeth clean, and why pus is a "Perfectly Understandable Secretion."

With his wicked sense of humor, Szpirglas delves into the topics that kids find irresistibly revolting:

  • Games you should never play, such as Komodo Dragon Spin-the-Bottle
  • Fun activities, such as the Dandruff Landing Pad
  • Scientist A and Scientist B, who help break down scientific facts for young readers

Topics covered include:

  • Sickening skin
  • The hideous healing process
  • Spectacular stenches
  • Things that ooze
  • Open up and say...Eugh!
  • Foul fossils and putrid prehistory
  • What a gas!
  • Mad about mucus
  • V is for vomit

Gross Universe will keep young audiences laughing and learning as they uncover the science behind some of life's more odious occurrences.

An illustrated behind-the-scene look at all things gross for 8 to 12 year olds. From mucus to vomit, farts to phlegm, pus and beyond -- this books explains what they are and why we need them in a humorous irreverent style.

& Taylor

Presents facts for young readers about the fluids, discharges, and excretions of the human body and other organisms.

Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781894379649
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cho, Michael


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vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Mad magazine meets science in this informative, irreverent book that explores the gross things that relate to the body, such as sweat, acne and pus. Even the most reluctant readers will devour this fun and fascinating look at all that is disgusting and gross in the world around us.

JewelMcLatchy Mar 14, 2013

Definitely lives up to its name! Do NOT read this if you have a weak stomach.

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