Dung for Dinner
A Stomach-Churning Look at the Animal Poop, Pee, Vomit, and Secretions that People Have Eaten (and Often Still Do!)
Christine Virnig; illustrations by Korwin Briggs
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Discover the stomach-churning truth about the animal poop, pee, vomit, and secretions that humans have eaten throughout history—and sometimes still do—in Christine Virnig's laugh-out-loud middle-grade nonfiction debut. Dung for Dinner is illustrated by Korwin Briggs.
From Roman charioteers scarfing wild boar dung to astronauts guzzling their own pee to today's kids spreading insect vomit on their toast, this humorous compendium is chock-full of history, science, and fascinatingly gross facts. Bug secretions coating your candy corn? Rodent poop in your popcorn? Physicians tasting their patients' pee? It’s deliciously disgusting!
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Poop, pee, vomit, and secretions that people have scarfed down (and sometimes still do!) in the name of health
Tylenol à la Boar Dung
Praise for Dung for Dinner
"Jokes, the odd common-sense advisory, and stomach-churning historical incidents. [Virnig] also spreads plenty of science around… Adds nuance to the old saw that we are what we eat…in an all-too-informative way." --Kirkus Reviews on Dung for Dinner
"Physician and author Virnig encourages readers to think again as she describes myriad ways that people have consumed animal poop, pee, vomit, and other bodily fluids. . . Get ready to gulp!" --Booklist on Dung for Dinner