Don't Read This Book Before Dinner
Revoltingly true tales of foul food, icky animals, horrible history, and more
Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders
Jul 30, 2019
7.94 x 10.88 x 0.38 in
National Geographic Children's Books
- Author Bio
If you love to be grossed out, grab a seat at the table to revel in some of the most repulsive and downright disgusting true stories from around the globe.
From wretched rodents and beastly bugs to putrid plants and muck-filled moats, step right in to find out more about the icky, sticky world around you. Gloriously gross stories of decaying delicacies, foul fashion, horrible history, awful animals, and more are paired with eye-popping pictures, fun facts, and hilarious quizzes in this fun book. Topics go way beyond food to include art, plants, animals, fashion, pop culture, medicine, the human body, and beyond. It’s a hot mess to digest, but it’s sure to leave kids disgusted and delighted. Read if you dare, but don’t say we didn’t warn you! Sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover!
Story Locale: Worldwide
Series Overview: Companion book to Don’t Read This Book Before Bed, published fall 2017.
GROSS SELLS! Tweens love to be grossed out and surprised by revolting and weird subjects.
ATTRACTS BOYS AND RELUCTANT READERS: Superfun nonfiction content appeals to kids who are harder to engage.
GREAT FUN for sleepovers, camp, and for tormenting parents and siblings!
EDU-TAINMENT AT ITS BEST: Science, history, art, and more will have readers learning while they’re hurling!
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Praise for Don’t Read This Book Before Bed:
“A compendium of paranormal doings, natural horrors, and eerie wonders worldwide and (in several senses) beyond…A rich source of terrors both real and manufactured, equally effective in broad daylight or beneath the bedcovers.”—Kirkus
“VERDICT A good purchase for middle schoolers who like to indulge in the mysterious and creepier side of life.”
—School Library Journal