Once upon a time there was a town named Gross, which claimed to be the grossest place from coast to coast. It was so gross, the story of this town became a picture book by Derek Taylor Kent, called …The Grossest Picture Book Ever.
Two small residents of the town show readers around. They get to meet Larry Magoo, who has a truck made of poo, Libby Sue Groches, who has millions of roaches, and Benjamin Blott, with his house made of snot. It’s all perfectly gross, and perfectly designed to appeal to young children who are fascinated with all things socially taboo (most of them). Kids will love the story, and indulging parents will learn to like it too, when they get to laugh with their kids while reading it out loud. The last page even has a challenge: try reading the book out loud and make a video of it without laughing. It’s all a lot of fun.
The publisher provided me with a copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.