padOh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

by Joy Masoff

As repulsive as this book may be to adults, children will surely find it a delightful compendium of the most grotesque things their minds can muster. Snot, fleas, body lint, rats, slugs, ticks, and vomit-these are a few of the nasty things Masoff highlights while revealing the science and history of each one. She includes the vile-vampire bats pee while sipping blood so that they'll always be light enough to fly away-and the icky-to keep a future mummy's head intact, the dead person's brains were scooped out through the nose, among the hundreds of pearls. Presented in alphabetical order, these fascinating yet unseemly profiles teach kids why snot is healthy and why we need maggots.

Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

--From Science News

What's more fun for kids than farting, burping, and picking their nose? Reading about farting, burping, and picking their nose-plus a few hundred other truly disgusting things. In fact, if it's mushy, squishy, or just plain revolting, you'll find it in Oh Yuck!.

Let's face it. The world is brimming over with truly gnarly, nasty things. Acne and ants. Barf and bats. Cannibals and cockroaches. And that' s just the A, B, and C of it. There's a whole alphabet of nastiness out there and it's all in here. Best of all, this book teaches all the scientific facts about this nastiness so you can dazzle your friends and relatives when having a conversation about, say, pooping or maggots.

-from the Introduction

Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

Workman Publishing, 2000, 8 1/2 " x 11", paperback

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