Disgusting Food Invaders

by Ruth Owen

Part of a Series: Up Close and Gross: Microscopic Creatures.

School lunch will never look the same after kids devour these chapters that include “A Peanut Butter and Rat Hair Sandwich” and “Maggot Cheese, Anyone?” Computer-generated, hideously enlarged images showcase bugs that feed on what should be ours to eat. These crawl alongside text that delights in imparting gross facts about the tiny diners and what and how they ingest, how quickly they multiply, what they leave behind, and the consequences for humans who eat infested food. Sidebars impart such tidbits as how many insect parts the U.S. government says are allowable in peanut butter, and why it is important to wash salad. Science report writers and browsers with strong stomachs will gleefully recommend this title to their friends.

ISBN: 9781617721267

JLG Release: September 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 10"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.4, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 6.5, Points: 2


    Level: IG1000L

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