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Product Description

Vegetables. They’re green. They’re gross. They’re grotty. They make you feel queasy. But do you know all there is to discover about vile vegetables and other types of vicious vegetation? Read on for some foul facts that’ll really make you sick! You’ll find out:

  • which vegetables are really fruits in disguise (not that you’d be fooled)
  • how plants suck out the insides of dead insects
  • why stinging nettles feed off old skeletons
  • which fungi can make your toes drop off
  • how poisonous pond algae can kill you. (Fancy a dip?)

The whole vile truth about vicious, violent, villainous veg. It’s bloomin’ amazing – if you can stomach it!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407106151

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

August 4th, 2008

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Other details
  • 176 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

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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.

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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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  1. victoria
    on 17 October 2016

    awsome book ever!!!!!!!!

    IT is te funnyest book ever i love it!!!!

    5out of 5

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    booklover84
    on 3 November 2013

    This book taught me a lot about all the plants that can kill you, for example some types of fungi. Now I know that I should watch out if I’m going to be picking plants that I don’t know the species. I am going to give this book five stars.

    5out of 5