[Ebook] ➠ How to Eat Fried Worms Author Thomas Rockwell – Uroturk.info
This book was short, sweet, and hilarious I can just imagine 10 year old boys making this sort of bet with each other I admit, the part where he at the worms was kind of gross, but I enjoyed all the ways he tried to make the worm appetizing It was also funny seeing how the other two try to trick Billy into losing the bet and there are a couple of good tricks.I do have to say that this book is somewhat dated Written in 1973, some of the phrases used and attitudes of the parents children just don t fit in with how today is, but it still a great read When it comes down to it, it s all about dealing with peer pressure and that will stay relevant forever.If you have a couple of hours to spare whether for reading or listening to an audio book , then go for it and pick this one up It s worth it Also posted on Purple People Readers. I read this book with my Reading Class We spent a month listening to the book on tape and filling out a packet that went with it Afterwords, we watched the movie and did a compare and contrast assignment.The students rated this book 1 star 2 students3 stars 3 students4 stars 2 student I personally felt this book was worthy of 3 stars I found it entertaining and very creative I completely understand why it is considered a modern classic, because it is one of the first of its kind.I found the characters to be a little confusing and had a hard time keeping everyone apart Also, I thought at times the book dragged on However, I enjoyed the creativeness of the story and how the book was written at a lower level but was made for older students. People Are Always Daring Billy To Do Zany Things But Billy May Have Bitten Off Than He Can Chew When He Takes His Friend Alan S Bet That Billy Can T Eat Fifteen Worms In Fifteen Days If Billy Wins, Alan Has To Fork Over Fifty Dollars Billy Wants The Money To Buy A Used Minibike, So He S Ready To Dig In He Sets Up Mustard And Ketchup, Salt And Pepper, And Sugar And Lemon To Disguise The Disgusting TasteGood News For Billy Once He Gets Going, He Finds Himself Actually Getting Hooked On Those Juicy WormsBad News For Billy Alan Is Busy Cooking Up Schemes To Make Billy Worm Out Of The Bet Will Billy Keep Up His Wormy Work For Fifteen Days No Cheating Keep Eating Worm By Worm By Worm Back Cover Category A Book from your Childhood3 StarsI didn t remember much about this book when I started this re read I remember that my mother washorrified by the prospect of my reading a book titled How to Eat Fried Worms than Billy s mother seemed to be by the fact her son was eating worms I remembered thinking that mustard my second least favourite of all the condiment kingdom was probably grosser to stomach than fried worms themselves And that is about it However, I saw this book in the second hand store one day and picked it up again, which was handy since I started this lovely PopSugar Challenge shortly thereafter How to Eat Fried Worms is a children s novel centred around three boyhood friends and a bet The Bet as you may have guessed is for one of said boys, Billy, to eat worms Fifteen worms in fifteen days, to be exact Grown up Karly is A LOThorrified than child Karly was by this concept but she is also somewhat curious not enough to try them, mind what exactly a fried worm would taste like I have eaten some pretty gross things as an adult I m looking at YOU ceviche octopus and I just don t imagine it would be as gross as it seems Anyways, this book isn t really ABOUT the act of eating fried worms so much as it is about friendship and the fissures that gambling and trickery can cause in relationships It s about keeping your word and also, to a point, the lengths that people children will go to to acquire things, such as motorbikes It s about arguments and the aftermath of such And it s a good little piece on that I don t really have much else to say about it, except this my new copy has been censored, ladies and gents The copy I recently purchased says fink and I DISTINCTLY recall getting soap to the mouth when asking because of this book what bastard meant as a child Censorship is NOT my bag Ingredients 50 whole dollar bills, 15 ripe earthworms, 4 young boys, 1 disgusting dareCombine all ingredients into a small book, carefully mix with witty dialogue, stir in unforgettable characters, add a dash of nausea, a pinch of mischief and generously sprinkle with humorous chapters Let stand for fifteen days, remove from bookshelf and enjoy in large helpings.How to Eat Fried Worms is a recipe for fun, laughter and possibly an upset stomach However, it is sure to please even the pickiest of young readers who are reluctant to try new things and tend to stick with those familiar authors or their favorite series.The fun begins when a conversation over last night s dinner of salmon casserole and one of the boy s refusal to eat even two bites of it yuck , turns into a contest of I d eat anything for enough money Well, it turns out 50 is enough and anything happens to be fifteen worms One worm a day for fifteen days which adds up to some disgusting concoctions, some devious scheming, and a whole lot of arguing.The book is filled with such remarkably realistic adolescent behavior that you being to wonder if these kids might happen to be neighbors of yours Billy, the main character and recipient of 15 worms challenge, is drawn by the author with all the thoughts, actions, and unique characteristics that make for a believable character and one children can connect with easily.More than just a book about four boys and a slightly disgusting premise, How to Eat Fried Worms is sure to please young readers and older readers who remember their favorite book from fourth grade. A tale I read many moons ago but was funny I purchased this for my oldest daughter who said, Mom, I can t believe you let me read a book with curse words. Thomas Rockwell s How to Eat Fried Worms is about a group of young boys who have made a bet The book is about Bill and his two friends Alan and Joe Billy is a normal kid with no money who wants a new motorbike and to earn the money for it his two friends bet 50 that he can t eat 15 worms in 15 days So on the day one of the bet Alan and Joe bring Billy a worm which has been boiled in mustard, horseradish and ketchup Billy struggles to eat the first worm but manages to get it all down and survives day one Over the next few days the worms that Alan and Joe bring are just as horrible But with the help of Billy s mom and his other friend Tom Billy comes up with special words that will help him eat the worms They also come up with their own ways to cook the worms to help Billy eat themeasily As Alan and Joe begin to see that Billy can actually win this bet, they try to cheat in order to keep Billy from winning their money Despite the tension between friends, and all the cheating Billy powers through and wins the bet How to Eat Fried Worms is an excellent children s book It s a fun book that will make kids laugh and cringe at the same time while reading about the disgusting worms that Billy has to eat It also shows the friction between friends and some of the peer pressure you go through as a child which the kids can relate to The book also uses very descriptive and awesome visual words The illustrations in the book are good too. Originally posted here as part of the 30 Day Book Challenge.Wow, who knew this question would be so difficult I remember lots of books I read when I was a kid, but I think this was the first chapter book I read on my own The First Novel I Remember Reading I had no idea they d made a movie of this book I am kind of afraid to watch it.Man, 6 year old sj LOVED this book To this day, every time I see a mini bike, I think of this chanty song Trout, Salmon, flounder, perch,I ll ride my minibike into church.Dace, tuna, haddock, trout,Wait ll you hear the minister shout.Mini bike, mini bike, mini bike, mini bike and now I m off to find a copy of this to read to my younglings I wonder if it s an ebook They will LOVE this Love it.Have any of you out there seen the movie Is it horrible I kind of imagine it s horrible. Although Thomas Rockwell s How to Eat Fried Worms was very much a personal favourite when it was read to me to our whole class in grade five, as an adult rereading this novel, I unfortunately feel that How to Eat Fried Worms has lost much if not most of its charm, in other words, that it has not aged all that well The antics of Billy Forrester and his friends and of course, his adversaries, his nemeses now leave me, at best, only very mildly amused, andoften than not rather majorly annoyed Eating fifteen large earthworms nightcrawlers for a silly wager, while this might have appealed to me as an eleven year old, as an adult, it makes me rather shudder and I actually also feel sorry and some compassion for the poor worms, especially the last nightcrawler that is literally consumed alive, not to mention that Billy s and Alan s bet is for something like fifty dollars, a pretty large amount of money that could encourage imitation, even gambling However, and that all being said, I guess I can to a point both still see and appreciate the lasting appeal of How to Eat Fried Worms especially for girls and especially boys between the ages of ten to about twelve after all, my eleven year old self loved it And perhaps one could consider the fact that Billy not only manages to eat all of the required fifteen earthworms, but actually becomes hooked on them, that he begins to enjoy eating them as a food source, as somewhat of a mildly didactic authorial message to not simply disdain different, strange or exotic seeming foods until one has tasted them, until one has at least tried them but this potential is not really enough for me any, as the erstwhile magic and delight of How to Eat Fried Worms that I experienced in grade five has by now lastingly dissipated. When we finished this in school, I was in a split first and second grade class So I was 6 and I remember vividly The teachers brought us out an Oreo dirt cake with gummy worms My imagination was so vivid that I thought that stuff was real I had not seen gummy worms or Oreo cake yet So, I was staying far back not for fear of worms, nah I always rescued them from hot sidewalks or played with them No shame I just didn t fancy eating one They gave it to us in a cup and I thought oh gross what are these people thinking I want to call my mother and get out of here When some finally got close enough to me for me to see the difference I was amazed I should also have had glasses when I was young I squinted lots Hehe The thing is they were acting like it was real and I was totally believing them The worms, the dirt, like one teacher was jiggling the worm around, then ate it Anyway, this book is cemented in my memory because of that and because later I saw the movie Icky Good book though.