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Monday 4 April 2011

Review: Just Disgusting!

If I judged a book by the amount of times it made me dry retch, this one would rate a four out of four dry retches! I mean that in the best way possible - that is exactly what this book is about.

There are so many gross and feral things in this book. Consider it Jackass in book form in terms of grossness.

The boys junior fiction market is such a hard one to crack but this book will appeal to boys in a big bad gross-out way.

Andy and Danny are up to their usual mischief but this time it’s turned up all the way to DISGUSTING!

• Can you name 101 really disgusting things? How about a whole cup of spit? blerg Or a really big fat slimy slug doing a striptease?

• Do you have a vegetable that you HATE. I mean despise and truly loath? I mean really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really hate? Ah yes. Andy hates brussell sprouts too.

• How many excuses can you make to stay up and not go to bed? Andy supplies footnotes!

• How about a choose your own baking adventure that all have eerily similar and gruesome endings?

• There is the illustrated comic book style story about the happy two little brown blobs that visit Andy during bath time

• The story about being SHUT UP with your family for the holidays

• Poor Sooty the dog cops it when the boys decide to have fun with a pup (and other various things)

• For theatre lovers there is the critically acclaimed play for dead flies in three acts – Deadflyella

• Last but not least we have the story of the very stupid boy and the very big slug. Can Andy save the world and get the girl?

Whilst I never discriminate between sexes, I just can't go past saying how amazing Andy Griffith’s books are to encourage boys to read.

Just Disgusting – just brilliant!

- this review by Kelly Morton

Title: Just Disgusting!
Author: Andy Griffiths
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1st August 2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780330363686
For ages: Junior Fiction
Type: Short Stories

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