Disgusting Dave and the Flesh-Eating Maggots by Jim Eldridge

Much to my amazement I really enjoyed reading about Disgusting Dave’s antics as he gets himself in and out of a number of scrapes.

Disgusting Dave loves learning about the gory side of nature and he is busy watching a documentary about flesh-eating maggots when, he hears the bad news about his aunt coming to live with them. If that is not bad enough, he misses the end of the documentary when he is sent to tidy his bedroom for his aunt to say in. This simple interruption triggers a number of events which begin when Dave contacts the T.V. company to obtain a DVD of the documentary.

Unfortunately the DVD arrives at the same time as a container of maggots, Dave panics and thinks that he has been sent flesh-eating maggots as well. Desperate to hide them from his parents and give himself thinking time, he takes them to school. Not a good move. Things begin to get out of control when the school bully steals the maggots and gives them as a present to his farther, with disastrous results.

The addition of small snippets of facts add to the telling of this story.

If teaching viewpoint then you might want to share this book with your class.

About booksfrommybookshelf

I am a passionate reader of children's books (Primary aged) with a particular interest in picture books. I am always on the look out for children's books at are written by authors from other countries. I am also keen on technology and try to keep abreast of what is happening in a fast changing world. At present my day job is to support teachers and local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region (UK), which I really enjoy. Another aspect of my work is to present nationally developed work for the National Strategies. With economic cuts my job will terminate in Spring next year and I may be carrying out independent work based around high quality picture books. My other interest include my allotment, knitting and last but not least my family. My Twitter name is Orlama.
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