Students who don't love reading, who just can't find that research or science fair topic, or any “normal” kid will love this book! The disgusting, gross, guts, gore, and more of this lively, educational, fun-filled read will suck in youngsters, and surprisingly, adults too. Readers will have a blast learning, reading, and sharing all the yucky finds about the human body (you can only imagine), and other topics from the slithery and slimy to why maggots love rotting meat. The captivating ewww factor is high, but don't be alarmed, so is the learning factor. The more than fifty scientific topics are organized alphabetically covering topics from ants to zits. The author includes a handy pronunciation guide, definitions, historical perspectives, cartoons and photographs, and even advice on how to deal with the topic, not to mention cool, icky recipes and experiments. Readers have to be peeled away from this one and maybe, just maybe that age old question of did you wash your hands won't have to be asked quite so often.