Gross Universe

Gross Universe

Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun

Book - 2004
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Gross Universe is an eye-opening, sometimes stomach-turning, but always irresistibly entertaining exploration of the many physical things about animals, plants, and-of course-young readers themselves that often go politely unmentioned. From mucus to vomit, from farts to phlegm, nothing is off limits. Colorful photos and illustrations, coupled with author Jeff Szpirglas's wicked sense of humor, enliven the amazing parade of weird scientific facts. Presenting our gross microscopic friends, sweat and other malodorous excretions, mold, pus (a Perfectly Understandable Secretion), even fossilized dinosaur poop, the book is full of myriad delights waiting to be discovered. Gross Universe reveals a universe that may not always be pretty, but it's sure to keep children engrossed, laughing, and learning.
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781897066393
Branch Call Number: S
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill.
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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