100% PURE FAKE by Lyn Thomas

100% PURE FAKE

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Middle-school pranksters will rub their hands together with glee over this wonderfully revolting how-to book of fake bodily fluids and more. Everything from bogus boogers to edible dog doo is covered over the course of 25 different disgusting recipes, most consisting of easily secured household items such as gelatin, food coloring and school glue. The author cautions readers to get adult help when a hot stove or liquid is involved (and also highlights allergy and safety warnings), but all the projects are simple enough for kids to create on their own. Both full-color photographs and bright cartoons illustrate how to use the resulting nasty novelties for maximum effect. While some of the tricks—like the fake spilled chocolate milk and shrunken apple heads—can take days or weeks to create, there are plenty of other pranks that cook up in a hurry for instant-gratification seekers. A boon for Halloween mischief-makers or the school play makeup crew that pairs nicely with Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty (2000). (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55453-290-2
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Kids Can
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2009




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