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How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

How to Eat Fried Worms (1973)

by Thomas Rockwell

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It was a delightful story. It's been awhile since I have read it..but I do remember that I enjoyed it a great deal. ( )
  Sam-Teegarden | Jun 2, 2018 |
Tells a story about a boy who sets out to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days in order to win a bet.
  unsoluble | Feb 1, 2018 |

"Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. A hilarious story that will revolt and delight bumptious, unreachable intermediate-grade boys and any other less particular mortals that read or listen to it.... Colorful, original writing in a much-needed comic vein."
  MBacon | Nov 19, 2017 |
This book will gets kids to read. Its disgusting premise, a bet about eating worms, is so in tune with middle-grade humor that even kids who say they hate books will read it and recommend it to their friends. Great book to keep a child's attention. ( )
  Christina1476 | Apr 20, 2017 |
How to eat fried worms is a great book for children who enjoy adventure and gross things. When Alan and Tim bet Billy $50 to eat 15 worms in 15 days Billy throws the other boys off when he starts to get creative with his recipes and even finds support from his parents. The boys eventually get in a fight and need to be reminded of their friendship before the bet. ( )
  ChristineConrad | Mar 30, 2017 |
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Doctor A.C. Roosevelt of Hyde Park, New York, reports that 10% of the boys studied reported no ill effects except induced paralysis of the lower fulmar region; 40% reported abdominal cramping, triple vision (lasting from two to three years and impacting school performance) and extreme lussitude...
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How to Eat Fried Worms has happily repulsed children since its original publication in 1973. Now youngsters can experience this classic story in a whole new yucky way, by listening to it on audiocassette. Narrator Jay O. Sanders gives extra kick and vitality to this already lively yarn. He throws himself into the role of a 10-year-old boy, facing the most revolting bet of his life. Billy must eat 15 worms in 15 days--but the reward will be worth it: $50 for a shiny new minibike. Luckily, Billy's friends cook up these fat juicy grubs in a variety of appetizing ways--drenched in ketchup and mustard, fried in butter and cornmeal, and the pièce de résistance, a Whizband Worm Delight (an ice-cream worm cake). Sanders derives obvious pleasure from reading (and singing) out loud the hilarious rhymes and childish chants concocted from the mind of the book's author, Thomas Rockwell.

"Trout, Salmon, flounder, perch,
I'll ride my minibike into church.
Dace, tuna, haddock, trout,
Wait'll you hear the minister shout."

How to Eat Fried Worms is a ghastly gastronomical treat that will dazzle young listeners. (Running time: two hours, two cassettes) --Naomi Gesinger

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Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.

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