Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

"...this delightful volume will be enjoyed by fans of grossness everywhere." -- School Library Journal

"EWWW... For every kid who's ever wondered about burping, pus, slugs, vomit, and the like, we recommend Oh, Yuck! -- Working Mother

"Has a compendium of useful information for teenagers... sort of like Dr. Spock meets South Park." -- MetroKids

"This book is chock full of educational entries covering subjects from insects to bodily secretions." -- Family Life New York, NY

Product Description
Kids love stuff that's gross. From the liquids, solids, and gases--especially the gases!--or their own bodies to the creepy, crawly, slimy, slithery, fetid, and feculent phenomena in the world at large, kids with a curious bent just can't get enough. Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty brings together, in one book, all the good things about some of the baddest things on Earth.
Exhaustively researched and impeccably scientific, yet written with a lively lack of earnestness, Oh, Yuck! is an ants to zits encyclopedic compendium covering people, animals, insects, plants, foods, and more. Here are vampire bats, which sip blood and pee at the same time so that they'll always be light enough to fly away; and slime eels, wreathed in mucus and eating fellow fish from the inside out. Oh, Yuck! explains why vomit smells; where dandruff comes from; what pus is all about; and why maggots adore rotting meat. Other features include gross recipes, putrid projects, 10 foods that make you airborne, and more.

With hundreds of cartoon illustrations and real-life photographs, Oh, Yuck! is the complete guide to the irresistible--at least to an 8-to-12 year old--underbelly of life.About the Author
Joy Masoff fell into the world of the gross when she became scoutmaster of a den of burping Cub Scouts. Two years later she started a Brownies troop, which was equally slime-obsessed--proving that a fascination with the revolting is not gender-based. Ms. Masoff is also the author of Fire! and Emergency! for Scholastic. She lives with her family in Chappaqua, New York.