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Let's Get Gross!

OK, so I had to write a book about gross. Where to start?

Well, the great thing about gross is that it comes in all sizes and shapes! From the tiniest dust mite living in your mattress to the largest pile of hippo poop, there are enough different kinds of gross to keep everyone yelling “ Eeeeew!” There's the mysterious gross you find on the bottom of your shoe, and the inedible gross you might get served for dinner. And don't forget the truly smelly gross or the disgustingly dirty gross, either. In fact, there's so much gross both on and around us, it was hard to decide just what to include.

But wait, this is also a maze book! So a lot of the gross things also had to be twisty (like sewer pipes), or slithery (like snake skin), or curly (like noodles out the nose). At least they had to make interesting patterns to wander through, like blobs on the beach, floating poops, or farting termites.

Then there's gross stuff that's just too interesting to get left out, like replacement body parts, disgusting jobs, and recipes that call for ground up mummies. (I didn't make that up, really!)

So, after much researching, writing, drawing (and erasing), and a whole ton of “YUCK!”ing, here it is — a great big, gooey, slimy, wiggling, and definitely bug-covered collection of gross mazes. You'll see that there really is some kind of gross for everyone!

Your smelly friend (Hey, don't wrinkle up your nose like that. You're smelly, too. We ALL are! Isn't that gross?),

Beth L. Blair

One more thing:

Unless the directions say “go over and under,” you should not cross any of the solid lines as you solve the mazes. There are lots of different colors and shades of colors that swirl through the pictures. It's OK to have your path go over those. But no taking shortcuts over the solid lines, OK?

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