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.

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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