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The Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book [Hardcover]

Steve Alton & Nick Sharratt , Nick Sharratt
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Book Description

6 Sep 2007

Follow your food on its gooey, chewy, rumble, plop journey through your body! This irreverent pop-up guide is a fascinatingly fun read for any child. It's a fantastic companion for anyone studying science at Key Stage 1 & 2 - where children are taught about parts of the body, how we grow, why humans need food, and the benefits of a healthy balanced diet.

This book is stuffed with scrumptious illustrations, over 30 mouth-watering pop-ups and easy-to-digest text. Children will especially love the cover, complete with a touch n' feel slimy tongue - ew!

Product details

  • Hardcover: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head (6 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0370329147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0370329147
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The book grabbed most often by visiting children - and adults - from the shelf of review copies in my hall . . . Gooey, Chewy . . . has taught me things about my innards that I never knew" (Independent Arts and Books Review)

"An appealingly gruesome tour of the human digestive system . . . Children might be best left to enjoy this on their own" (Evening Standard)

"This hits the mark for all ages" (The Bookseller)

"Fun and informative" (Daily Express)

"This fun pop-up guide is a brilliant companion for Key Stage 1 & 2 Science" (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

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Make learning FUN with this gorgeously gross pop-up guide to the digestive system.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revoltingly eductional! 19 Nov 2007
What a bizarre book. The title, for all its incomprehensibility, really does the book justice.

The tone of the book is set by the front cover which has a realistic looking and feeling stretchy tongue. Each of the subsequent double pages (note that there are only 5 double spreads/10 pages in the book) has a wealth of visual and interactive detail. There are numerous flaps to lift, books within books, pop-ups, things to pull or twist. The pages are bright and the illustrations cheery and great for children.

The content is clever. It presents accurate facts about the mouth (types and locations of tastebuds), oesophagus, stomach and intestines. The biology and function of each area is presented accessibly. The last double page has some predictable toilet humour which appeals to all children.

I would imagine that this book is targeted at around the 7-9 year old age bracket for independent reading. However, I'll be giving a copy to my 4 year-old for Christmas as he will adore the tongue and bits to lift. He may even learn some simple biology as I read and/or paraphrase some sections for him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amusing and informative 24 Oct 2007
By Giddy
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My daughter loves this book, she's four, but it would be suitable for an older child. The illustrations are bright and witty with loads of flaps which pull out to reaveal the workings of the body. See food pass from mouth to toilet with all parts covered in an eductional, but humourous fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 18 Nov 2008
By Ra Ali
This has got to be my 5 year old's most favourite book of all times. There is so much to learn in this book and every time we read it we discover yet another flap and another piece of useful information or a fun fact. Its fantastic for this age group as they find most of the "ewww" stuff very funny and interesting. I learned some new things reading it as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab for small boys! 17 Feb 2012
By Jo_C
This was my little boys favourite when he was early infant-school age, and makes a great birthday present for any 5 year old. It is graphically all about where your food goes once you've eaten it, complete with pop up toilets and buckets of sick. Really gross, hence it's popularity with the small boys!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good CF related book 30 Jan 2010
found a similar book in Waterstones,this one explains all about poo and stuff,great for boys!! Also helps explain how Cystic Fibrosis affects the pancreas and bowels to my 3 year old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 5 April 2009
I bought this book to use with my year 2 class during a digestion lesson. It has become a firm class favourite especially as the tongue feels real [yuck!] and the last page features the boy sitting on the toilet. Although there are many flaps it is well made and with many interesting facts. Worth every penny!
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4.0 out of 5 stars xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 18 Feb 2014
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great book, lots of fun. Children very satisfied. Recommend to others. Woula be better if it was in Swedish
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5.0 out of 5 stars This BOOK is FANTASTIC 1 Jan 2014
By R. Inns
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I am really excited about teaching the digestive system to the children at school next term. This book with it's pull out flaps and helpful explanations will be a super visual aid and will I am sure inspire the children to investigate more for themselves. The sticky tongue on the front is amazing, although not slimy enough to be totally realistic! probably a good thing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop up book making at its best
This is an excellent book. A friend of mine bought it for my daughter. It is a superb introduction to the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dr. Nicholas P. G. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Child's book
Hilarious - thought it might only be for boys but bought it for a 4 year old girl and she loves it!
Published 9 months ago by L. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is a great book for inquisitive children. My son thinks it hilarious. Have alson got the snot book too.
Published 13 months ago by EPJ
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop book ....great fun. Gave to two little...
Gave this and the other book in the series, to two little boys and two little girls and they love them (especially all the wonderful bits on how the body works!! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kathe
5.0 out of 5 stars great for kids
This book is such fun for kids and they learn too, could not stop touching the tongue and lifting all the flaps inside the book. Well worth the money. Excellent
Published 18 months ago by joan
5.0 out of 5 stars great book for kids
I bought this for a Xmas present for a friend's little boy, but my son has one and loves it!!!
Published 19 months ago by justine haslam
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
i have bought both of these books for my 4 year old and he loves them. At his age he is more into the pop up pictures, which are wonderfully horrible, but i would imagine as he... Read more
Published on 31 May 2012 by EstherB
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A thoroughly fantastic book for children (and adults!). There are lots of pull down, lift up and twist round tabs giving facts in an amusing but informative way. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2012 by baglet
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