'First you feel a little poorly,
Then you start to swell, (Raspberry)
Then you start to spit some blood,
And then you really smell(Pong),
And then you know it's time
To ring your funeral bell(Dong),
And then along comes Mr Death,
Who takes you off to ....where. (Gone).'
Typical humour from Mr Deary - witty little songs break up the dialogue which is easy to listen to and easily absorbed!
Review for the book of the same name.....The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) [Illustrated
], currently amalgamated under the Amazon indexing system.
'The Measly Middle Ages tells you what life was really like in.......days of old when knights were bold, women wore tall pointy hats and the peasants were revolting.'
Want to know:-
a genuine jester's joke?
why chickens had their bottoms shaved?
what ten-year-old treacle was used for?
Read on for some gruesome games, revolting recipes and fantastic facts.
Find out about miserable Medieval monks, the dreaded Black Death and schools that 'really' knew how to make children suffer.
History with the nasty bits left in!
History has never been so horrible!'
A witty, colourful cover opens to 136 pages, split over 12 chapters:-
Middle Ages mind-benders
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written with the typical Deary humour, in a variety of fonts, and superb illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.