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Oh, Yuck! : The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty - Joy Masoff

Oh, Yuck!

The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780761107712
Number Of Pages: 212
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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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 meant. 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.

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Introduction Warning: This Book Is Downright Disgustingp. viii
Acne: Look Out Below, Your Zit's About to Blow!p. 1
Ants: Some of These Creepy Crawlies Are No Picnicp. 3
Bacteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Stinkyp. 6
Bats: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Fuzzy Mammal?p. 11
Beetles: The Things That Go Crunch in the Nightp. 14
Blood: How Something so Gross Can Be so Goodp. 18
Body Lint: Would You Like Toe Jam with Your Toast?p. 20
Body Odor: I Sweat Therefore I Stinkp. 21
Burping: A Belch Is Bornp. 24
Cannibals: Let Them Eat...Fred?p. 26
Cockroaches: Or, How to Live for 135 Million Years on a Diet of Pure Garbagep. 29
Crocodilians: From King of the World to Swamp Thingp. 33
Dandruff: Snow for All Seasonsp. 35
Earwax: Great Big Gobs of Brownish Gunkp. 38
Edible Bugs: Waiter, There's Some Soup in My Bug!p. 42
Eels: Slithery, Slimy Swarms of Fishp. 46
Eye Gunk: Mr. Sandman, Meet Mr. Mucusp. 49
Farts: A Burp from Belowp. 54
Fleas: This Joint Is Jumping!p. 57
Flies Puking and Peeing: A Day in the Life of a Flyp. 60
Foul Feet: A Step in the Wrong Directionp. 63
Freaky Fish: Swim or Be Swallowedp. 64
Frightening Fashions: Outfits Wackier than Your Great-Aunt Ida'sp. 68
Fungi: There's a Fungus Among Us!p. 71
Gross Grub: If You Think Broccoli Is Badp. 74
Halitosis: Wake Up and Smell the Stenchp. 78
Icky Insects: To Buzz or Not to Buzzp. 82
Jellyfish: Put on Your Pantyhose and Dive In!p. 85
Leeches: A Blood Buffetp. 88
Lice: Too Much Attention Can Go to Your Headp. 91
Lizards: Relax, Take Your Tail Offp. 93
Maggots: Decaying Dead Deer? Dinnertime!!p. 96
Miserable Meats: A Soda, Some Fries, and a Double Eyeball Burger with Cheesep. 99
Mites: Mighty Microscopic Munchersp. 102
Mosquitoes: A Midsummer Night's Screamp. 103
Mucky Medicine: This Will Only Hurt for a Secondp. 106
Mummies: Are You My Mummy?p. 110
Naked Mole-Rats: Rough, Tough, and in the Buffp. 113
Parasites: Guess Who's Coming to Dinnerp. 115
Pee: They Call Me Mellow Yellowp. 117
Poop: A Bum Dealp. 121
Pus: Green, Goopy, and Good for You Too!p. 124
Quicksand: I'm Sinking and I Can't Get Up!p. 126
Rats: Long-tailed, Sharp Toothed Disease Busesp. 128
Raunchy Recipes: Today's Specials: Totally Nastyp. 131
Scabs: A Crusty Coat of Armorp. 134
Scorpions: Mini-Monsters of the Nightp. 136
Shrunken Heads: A Nightmare for Your Nogginp. 139
Sickening Seafood: This Chapter Is Not for the Faint of Tummyp. 140
Skin Eruptions: Rashes, Blisters, and Warts. Oh My!p. 144
Skunks: A Putrescent Perfumep. 149
Slugs: Confessions of a Naked Snailp. 152
Snakes: Do the Fang Tangop. 155
Snot: You May Think It's Candy, but It's Snotp. 160
Spiders: They're Not All Itsy-Bitsy!p. 163
Spitting: Welcome to Loogie Landp. 167
Tar Pits: Stuck in a Rutp. 171
Ticks: A Bunch of Suckersp. 173
Toilets: A Royal Flushp. 175
Vile Vegetation: Fearsome Flowers and Vindictive Vinesp. 180
Viruses: Invasion of the Body Snatchersp. 184
Vomit: Bring Along a Barf Bag--This Is Gross!p. 187
Vultures: Chow Time at the Roadkill Cafep. 192
Worms: Spaghetti That Squirmsp. 196
X-Periments: Making Muck of Your Very Ownp. 198
Bibliographyp. 203
Photo Creditsp. 205
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780761107712
ISBN-10: 0761107711
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1