Reviews for Gross Me Out : 50 Nasty Projects to Disgust Your Friends & Repulse Your Family
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Spring
Farts and crafts are the order of the day in a crass volume that provides instructions for making "poop soap," contains a recipe for roasted grasshoppers, and offers questionable advice ("Show off scabs and lesions at every opportunity and family gathering"). The projects are more notable for their shock value than for their educational merit. Suitably cheesy art appears throughout. Ind. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2004 July #2
Gross Me Out! 50 Nasty Projects to Disgust Your Friends & Repulse Your Family by Ralph Retcher and Betty Lou Poo (aka Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb), illus. by Clay Meyer, delivers enough repellant recipes and contemptible crafts to keep kids permanently grounded. Sections include "Your Very Gross Body" and "Gag Gifts," with recipes like Curdled Milk Pancreas with Green Salsa Bile and Roadkill Roast. Unpleasant foods eaten worldwide (e.g., haggis and sweetbreads) and an interview with a cockroach are informative while sacrificing none of the gross factor. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.