GROSS UNIVERSE by Jeff Szpirglas

GROSS UNIVERSE

Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun
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Age Range: 8 - 11

KIRKUS REVIEW

Face it, Szpirglas tells us, the world we live in is definitely gross—and we’re pretty yucky, too. Read on, and you’ll find yourself up to your oily, sweaty, bacteria-filled armpits in verifiable facts and figures about the mighty microbial wildlife that breeds and excretes in and on all living things. Cho’s colorful cartoon scientists, A and B, lead readers through an intimate examination of topics inappropriate for the dinner-table. Chapter titles like “Mad About Mucus,” “What a Gas!,” “Mind your Pees and Q’s,” and “V is for Vomit” will entice readers to delve into their favorite foul and fascinating facts; and while certainly less than clinical, broad comic-strip illustrations throughout provide lighthearted visual context and appeal for those who delight in the disgusting. Szpirglas, who describes himself as “Just a guy who happens to think weird animals and gross facts are cool,” lists 38 researchers and experts consulted in an impressive concluding page of “Amazingly Awesome Acknowledgments.” (Nonfiction. 8-11)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-894379-64-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Maple Tree/Firefly
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2004




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