That's So Gross! Animals by Mitchell Symons

That's So Gross! Animals

Written by Mitchell Symons
Part of the That's So Gross! Series

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9+. What’s the worst thing you can think of about an animal? How about “Toads only eat prey that moves” or “Turkeys will peck to death members of the flock that are physically inferior or different.” Even the nicest animals can have disgusting characteristics and dipping into this entertaining book will introduce you to many of their worst. Loads of facts in such a handy sized book. It's a jungle out why not make yourself a brainbox with funny animal facts such as...why porcupines are so pongy, why angry monkeys fling their poo at each other, why ostriches pee on their own legs and how many hearts a squid has. The science that underpins it is good making it a useful source of knowledge as well as fun to read. A great series to get kids into reading. Titles in the series include Human Body, History, Creepy Crawlies and Animals.


That's So Gross! Animals by Mitchell Symons

More top trivia in this new series from Mitch Symons! This title includes cool Top Trumps cards to collect with your mates.

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Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on Earth Chris Tarrant Boys love facts. And the more disgusting these facts are, the better. As I have mentioned on The Book Zone in the past, some of the most popular books in the school library are The Guiness Book of Records and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Every break time there are groups of boys gathered around the various volumes of these that we have on the shelves, and sometimes we have to step in and encourage them to enjoy them in a slightly less rowdy manner, especially where Ripley's is concerned. Thus, when these four books arrived from the generous people at Random House I decided that before going through them myself I would put them to the test in the school library. We took the boys

-stop giggling for the next twenty minutes - Mitchell Symons's That's So Gross books passed the test with flying colours! The Book Zone (for boys): Animals, creepy crawlies and the human body are tackled in a Horrible Histories way, and each book is packed with the sort of disgusting trivia that delights children under eight. -- Toby Clements The Telegraph

About the Author

Mitchell Symons

Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied just enough law to get a Third. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning weekly column for the Sunday Express.

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160 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

31st March 2011




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