How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms

Book - 1973
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Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid , The Worst Class Trip Ever , and the Tapper Twins series "will revolt and delight" in How to Eat Fried Worms ( Booklist ).

People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alan's bet that Billy can't eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. If Billy wins, Alan has to fork over fifty dollars. Billy wants the money to buy a used minibike, so he's ready to dig in. He sets up mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, and sugar and lemon to disguise the disgusting taste.
Good news for Billy--once he gets going, he finds himself actually getting hooked on those juicy worms.
Bad news for Billy--Alan is busy cooking up schemes to make Billy worm out of the bet. Will Billy keep up his wormy work for fifteen days?
No cheating! Keep eating! Worm by worm by worm...

Praise for How to Eat Fried Worms :

[STAR] "The clear writing, clever illustrations , and revolting subject matter are sure to make a hit."-- School Library Journal , Starred Review

" A hilarious story that will revolt and delight ....Colorful, original writing in a much-needed comic vein."-- Booklist

"Rockwell's sensibilities (if that's the word) are so uncannily close to those of the average ten-year-old boy that one begins to admire Billy as a really sharp operator ."-- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York : F. Watts, c1973.
ISBN: 9780440445456
Branch Call Number: j ROC
Additional Contributors: McCully, Emily Arnold


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Jan 08, 2018

is it a good book to read

Jul 02, 2017

Very humorous and entertaining read. Typical of some boys and their shenanigans ! Really enjoyed this story and would recommend it for a quick and funny read. Doesn't disappoint !

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. Can worms make a delicious meal? “I bet they can!” says Billy, who is soon in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days.

Dec 09, 2014

A very funny book. I can't read it without laughing.

Mark_Daly Jun 06, 2013

A subversive classic, this has been adapted in other media but nothing beats the pleasure of reading it. Rockwell's singular style perfectly captures the zany verve of his characters who, being kids, are delightfully free of any thought of propriety.

Feb 23, 2013

such a good book. eating worm...... that brings back some memories

Apr 01, 2011

so bad and i throw up wheni read it

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Jun 30, 2017

readingfairy1 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

blue_dog_12371 Aug 14, 2014

blue_dog_12371 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 8

Aug 01, 2013

black_panther_332 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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