Reviews for Rumble & Spew : Gross Stuff in Your Stomach and Intestines

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring
These over-the-top volumes include a decent amount of information about the human body, hidden among the gags and groaners (including a string of synonyms for flatulence). The recipe for fake snot included in Crust and other research suggestions invite reader participation. Photographs, graphics, and microscope-enhanced images on brightly colored pages compete with the texts. "Gross Facts" and other sidebars appear throughout. Reading list. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Gross Body Science titles: Hawk & Drool, Rumble & Spew, and Crust & Spray.] Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 January/February
Boogers, snot, and sneezing sound gross, but that?s the title of the first chapter in one of these books. Kids love to be grossed out and that is where this series excels. Based upon biology and elements of human anatomy these books are a great hook to help readers learn the facts about our bodies, well, the gross parts. The illustrations are a combination of enlarged slide photos of the real stuff, clearly labeled computer enhanced images, line drawings, and other cartoon elements. The layout encourages the reader to explore the book. Text sections are clearly written, but little factoids and other pieces are set out to add interest. Challenging vocabulary is defined within the text and in the glossary. This series will enhance Science classroom curriculum and also provide interesting recreational reading choices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Recommended. Lisa Hunt, NBCT Elementary Library Media Specialist, Apple Creek Elementary, Moore, Oklahoma ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 4-6-These titles work the ick factor to the max with their irreverent style and over-the-top look at body functions. Solid information layered between sarcastic comments and kid-friendly terminology like fart, poop, barf, and puke will keep readers engaged. "Gross fact" and other call-out boxes include historical and scientific details. Labeled, captioned (and graphic) photographs, cartoon-style illustrations, and micrographs add information, though some of the micrographics are incompletely labeled. Read these on an empty stomach.

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