Chewy, Gooey, Rumble, Plop!
Steve Alton
Dial Books for Young Readers (2007)
ISBN 9780803732261
Reviewed by Matthew Feliciano (age 8) for Reader Views (4/08)

“Chewy, Gooey, Rumble, Plop!” is a very exciting book about how poop is formed.  The grossness starts on the front cover with a fake tongue that is so real I screamed.  My mom thought it was disgusting, too.  She said to put the book away before she threw up from looking at it!

First we learn about the mouth and how we taste our food.  The four tastes are bitter, sour, salty and sweet.  Once you get a little deeper in the book it got even more disgusting.  This book has all sort of tabs to pull, pop-ups, close-up real photos of things inside the body, and diagrams and foul facts.  You learn about throwing up, stomach juices, and how our intestines make poop.

The book ends with a child on the toilet.  You can use your imagination to figure out what he is doing there.  I used my imagination to make farting noises to help tell the story.  “Chewy, Gooey, Rumble, Plop!” is gross but fun to read!

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