Gross Universe: Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun

byJeff SzpirglasIllustratorMichael Cho

March 1, 2006|
Gross Universe: Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun by Jeff Szpirglas
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Hold onto your lunches — author Jeff Szpirglas is ready to talk about the scientific facts behind our disgusting world. From mucus to vomit, from farts to phlegm, nothing is off limits. It’s not always pretty, but it sure is fascinating. Find out why we need scabs, how spit keeps our teeth clean and why pus is a Perfectly Understandable Secretion. With his wicked sense of humor, Szpirglas explores the topics that we find revolting — and kids find irresistible—and uncovers a whole lot of amazing science along the way. Chapters include Sickening Skin, Healing Horror Stories, Spectacular Stenches, Things that Ooze, and Foul Fossils. Irreverent illustrations add bold visual verve to the "engrossing" text. Gross Universe will keep young audiences laughing and learning as they uncover the science behind some of life’s more odious occurrences.
JEFF SZPIRGLAS is the critically acclaimed author of Gross Universe and Fear this Book, among others. His stories have been published in Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, where he also worked as a kids’ page editor. He has written for the television series'' Polka Dot Shorts, Ricky’s Room, and System Crash, and co-produced two...
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Title:Gross Universe: Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 9.42 X 8.48 X 0.2 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 9.42 X 8.48 X 0.2 in
Published:March 1, 2006
Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897066393

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