Author: Thomas Rockwell
Guided Reading Level: RAge Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 0650
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (July 11, 2006)
Details: 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.
Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it. Billy's family, after checking with the doctor, takes everything in stride. They even help Billy through his gastronomic ordeal, which twists and turns with each new day, leaving the outcome of the bet continually in doubt. This edition also includes an eight-page full color insert with photos from the movie!
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
Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches