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Horrible Science: The Horrible Science of You Award-winning author/illustrator

by Nick Arnold (author) and Tony De Saulles (illustrator)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product Description

Yuck! You’re disgusting! Your parents say so, your friends say so – and even the Horrible Science boffins are rushing to agree. But why? Find out in this hilarious guide to your body’s squishy, smelly, rude and revolting bits! When you take a close look at the human body – YOUR body! – it becomes clear that it’s a very horrible place. Covered in crawling bacteria, prone to disgusting diseases, and complete with embarrassing pongs, sweaty bits, bogies, bottom-burps and many more unmentionable things! So if you’re feeling very brave, shrink down to miniature size and prepare for a cartoon-packed, joke-packed, ultra-horrible voyage INSIDE YOU!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407116891

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

August 2nd, 2010

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  • 96 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

When he is not writing, Nick spends his time travelling around the UK, giving talks to children in bookshops, schools and libraries. He has recently moved to Devon, England. Horrible Science author Nick Arnold has been writing books and stories since he was a lad. Even in those days his favourite subjects for stories were horrible goings-on – the more gruesome the better. So you see, he hasn’t changed a bit.

Nick’s first published books appeared several years ago when he was working at the University of North London on a project teaching children about nature. This led on to magazine articles. And one day Nick had a brilliant idea, if he could write articles he could write books… Since then Nick has lost count of the number of books he’s written.

He teamed up with Scholastic and the best-selling/award-winning series, Horrible Science was created. There’s currently over twenty titles on sale – including Ugly Bugs, Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Chemical Chaos, Nasty Nature and Disgusting Digestion to name but a few. Nick’s most recent books are Explosive Experiments, Killer Energy and The Body Owner’s Handbook.

Ugly Bugs and Blood Bones & Body Bits won the prestigious Rhône-Poulenc Junior Science Books Prize in 1997. Nick’s also had the honour of being a judge for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science. Sales across the series now stand at over an amazing one and half million books!

Aside from Horrible Science Nick has written Awesome Archeology for The Knowledge, Speedy Reads: The Moon Landing. He soon have a new series to his name called Wild Lives, about the first year in animals life, first up Nick will be looking at lions and sharks!

When he’s not writing books, Nick is constantly taking his one-person show to bookshops, libraries, festivals and schools. The show is everything you would expect from a Horrible Science book, packed with revolting experiments and gory descriptions.

Tony De Saulles

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Internet Vet is the first series he has written and illustrated. His own family are animal mad, and Internet Vet gives him more than a few ideas for the books, as well as plenty of reference for his research.

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    Sushi123
    on 21 July 2016

    This book is good.

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    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    this is funny! you don’t even have to like science or be good at it to like this book XD

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    natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    good

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    narccisa
    on 23 March 2012

    i want to read it. by that way i read many of its books causes i think it is perfect.

    5out of 5
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    rt113
    on 24 February 2011

    This is a great book if you like science. I think this book is great.

    5out of 5