Icky, Sticky, Gross Stuff Underground
From the Set Icky, Sticky, Gross-Out Books
There are thousands of things going on right under your feet--but you probably didn't even know it! From bugs and worms to decaying matter, discover tons of 'Ack!'-inducing facts in this fascinating book.
- Ants and Termites
- The Bat Cave
- Noisy Insects
- Smelly Animals
- Bad Bacteria
- Creepy Corpses
- Monstrous Moles
- Weird Worms
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A noteworthy review of Icky, Sticky, Gross-Out Books from School Library Journal on March 1, 2008
Rosenberg dishes up an assortment of fascinating facts to delight readers. Ack! discusses underground insects and animals, including corpses. Blecch! covers cold germs spread by classmates, bacteria at the water fountain, and the sweat shed in gym class. Eek! describes some perhaps-not-so-palatable ingredients that may be found in common foods (like insect fragments in peanut butter), and cultures that include cats, dogs, and guinea pigs in their diets. Eew! discusses blood, poop, puke, and so on. The humorous texts include a variety of fonts, sizes, and hues, which may be overwhelming at first glance but are easy to get used to. Silly computer-generated cartoon illustrations are intermingled with occasional photographs. Children who are still in awe of body functions and find creepy crawly things neat will be squirming for these titles, which may whet their appetites for additional information.
Author: Pam Rosenberg
Pam Rosenberg is a former junior high school teacher and corporate trainer. She currently works as an author and editor of children's books. She has always loved reading and feels very fortunate to be doing work that requires her to read all the time. When she isn't writing or editing books, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and reading just for fun.