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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Gross!


A sinus infection has knocked me flat this week, so Gina is stepping in with a guest post, reviewing the newest book in her favorite series: The Worst Case Scenario Junior Edition. Read at your own risk!

The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: GROSS Junior Edition reviewed by Gina Salerni

This book will help you survive gross stuff like the school bathroom, avoiding bird poo, surviving a skunking, and lots more gross stuff! There are 4 different categories starting with The Human Body which includes How to Survive Bad Breath, Spit Talker, and Monster Sneezes.  Another category is Home which includes Gross Food, Hairballs, and Fly Infestations.  Also School is a category which includes tips on how to survive Gum Under Your Desk, the Water Fountain, and Lice.   The last category is The Wild Kingdom (Outdoors) which can help you survive roaches, ticks, and skunks!

Did you know that in every 1 pound of chocolate you eat you could be consuming up to 4 rodent hairs and 240 insect parts!  The government allows that!  If you read this book some secrets will be revealed about what could be in the pasta, peanut butter, potato chips, and pizza sauce you eat every day.

With this book you don’t have to worry if you sniff the air and it smells like death farted next to you until you realize it’s coming from your shoe when SPLAT! A steaming pile of bird poo falls from the sky on your shoulder.  With this book you don’t have to shake your fist at the sky asking why you deserved this!

Well, that’s a triple UGH as far as I’m concerned. Thanks, Gina, for brightening our day (?) and helping out your poor, sick mom!

6 Responses to Gross!

  1. Gina, if I read this book I might not ever eat again! Insect parts. That’s just YUK! (Smiles) And I adore chocolate! But, seriously, this sounds like a book I would enjoy because it’s so different. Thanks for sharing your review.

  2. I’m scared to read this book after that review. But if I ever decide to go on a diet, it will be the first diet book I read.

    But for now, I still want to enjoy chocolate. 😉

  3. Lenny Lee* says:

    hi gina! yikes! im sposed to be putting on some fat cause im to skinny but now im gonna get starved and drop over and it all YOUR FAULT! ha ha. wow so far i bet ive ate enough chocolate to make up a whole rodent hair coat. ack! an i dont wanna think how much insect parts ive ate. ack! for sure this books not going on my wanna read list. you should do a warning on this post. ha ha. for sure youre gonna get some cool comments.
    …smiles from lenny

  4. Linda G. says:

    Dianne — hope you feel better soon!

    Gina — I’m going to try really hard not to think of this post when I’m eating chocolate later. 😉

  5. Dianne–Feel better. I won’t tell you that the last time I had a sinus infection, the dr. gave me an antibiotic that I was wildly allergic to. I have never been so sick. Okay, I guess I will tell you that. So, it could be worse (I hope–I hope that isn’t happening to you!)

    Gina–this book is right up my kids’ alley. Some of their books I can’t even open for fear of never eating again. Gross!

  6. Dianne, feel better!

    Interesting book. I think there are kids out there who will find it interesting.