By Platt, RichardIllustrated by Kelly, John
A deliciously humorous and comprehensive history of disease and pestilence, told from the point of view of the bugs and pests that cause them. The Book of Hideous Things features case histories of specific epidemics, 'eyewitness' accounts from the rats, flies, ticks and creepy-cr...awlies who spread diseases, plus plenty of fascinating facts and figures on the biggest and worst afflictions. Illustrated throughout with brilliantly entertaining artworks and endearing characters, you'll be entertained by a cabinet war room showing the war on germs, a rogues' gallery highlighting the worst offenders, the very deadliest diseases examined under the microscope, and much more.Read more
Richard Platt has been writing for children since 1992. One of his books, Castle Diary, was shortlisted for the Kate Maschler Award, The Times Education Supplement award, and a History Today prize. His Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2002, the Silver Smarties Award 2002, and won the 'Best Book With Facts' prize in the UK's Blue Peter Book Awards 2003. John Kelly has been an illustrator for more than 20 years, working for Macmillan, DK, Egmont and Scholastic, among others. He has won numerous awards and his picture book Guess Who's Coming for Dinner?, created with his wife, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award.
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