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There's A Hair In My Dirt: A Worm's Story Hardcover – 10 Sep 1998

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown; New Ed edition (10 Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316645192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316645195
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 1.2 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Dirt for breakfast, dirt for lunch and dirt for dinner! Dirt, dirt, dirt! And look--now there's even a hair in my dirt! The final insult--I can't stand it any longer! I hate being a worm!" It isn't easy being an earthworm, and when one little guy gets mad at a hair in his dinner, Father worm decides to tell him a story. What follows is an ecological fable that combines environmental lessons with the kind of off-the-wall humour that could only come from one man--Gary Larson. Fans of The Far Side have been waiting for Larson's latest work since January 1995 when the final Far Sidestrip appeared in newspapers around the world, and they won't be disappointed. Father worm tells the story of Harriet, a beautiful but stupid maiden who frolics through the forest enjoying the beauty of nature, but completely failing to understand it. The young earthworm learns that nature is not a cute and cuddly theme park designed for the entertainment of stupid humans, but a complex, fragile and sometimes violent system where every creature plays a vital role, even the lowly worm.

Larson is never preachy, the text is hilarious, and his illustrations are filled with wonderful sight gags. It may look like a children's book, but there's enough here to keep the most sophisticated adult chuckling for hours. You might learn something too. --Simon Leake

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THERE'S A HAIR IN MY DIRT is hysterical... More entertaining than any science class I remember and the foreword by biologist Edward O. Wilson proves it's legit (- WASHINGTON POST)

Bizarre and black-humoured...those made of slugs, snails and puppy dog's tails will love it! (LIVERPOOL ECHO)

The illustrations are highly finished, and spotting the visual gags on each page is fun. (THE TIMES)

Positioned somewhere between Aesop's fables and Roald Dahl... beautifully illustrated. (BATH CHRONICLE)

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