Gruesome Tales For Gruesome Boys
A collection of hilariously funny rhyming tales for the gruesome grebs in your life
Hello my friend now are you ready, to hear the tale of Earwax Eddie?
And Gemph Boy, what a smelly lad, who learned that farting’s not so bad!
There’s Harry Slater, meek and mild, but underneath a wilful child.
Oh hold your nose, it’s Foot Cheese Fred! Don’t get too close - you’ll end up dead!
Watch out! A new kid in the class, Big Bully Burt is bold as brass!
Behold the splendid Pizza Pete - there’s not one topping he won’t eat (or is there?)
Meat Eater Marvin - what a wild, and positively feral child!
Read about the little mister, who tried to sell his baby sister!
Dirty Dexter, worst of all, will make your lovely clean skin crawl!
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Can’t rate this book highly enough - my gruesome two loved it especially Dirty Dexter. A must for all gruesome children (both boys and girls), there will certainly be one or two characters they can identify with. Loved the fact that it rhymed, being an avid fan of Julia Donaldson I now always love a rhyming book, not that easy to find, not good ones anyway!! Can’t wait for Fran’s next book - keep up the good work!! Lastly, what fabulous illustrations by Dave Bull they really brought the characters to life!! Maybe this duo are the new Donaldson and Scheffler!
A completely hilarious book for all gruesome boys and girls!! My two boys (7 and 10) loved this hilarious collection of rhyming stories. They guffawed at all the grossest bits (obviously). I loved that this was a book my eldest wanted to read to and with his youngest brother. Clearly snot and foot-cheese can be a bonding experience!
A perfect book for a present by a fabulously talented new author - lets hope there's more from Fran Grant soon!
A greatly gruesome read for boys! My 8 year old boy loved this book, it’s been read several times as I think the gruesomeness struck a chord with him! His favorite short story is about Footcheese Fred - passing the cheese bowl around the dinner table will never be the same! The book is made up of a short story about each of the nine characters so great for a quick or longer read. Highly recommended.
Funny, brilliant and disgusting!!!! I bought this book for my 5 year old son who absolutely loves it! He is enthralled by the bogies, farts and all round general hilarious gruesomeness of this fantastic book! The pictures are brilliant, and my 11 year old son also loved reading it. Well done Fran Grant - a triumphant children's book that all the family love reading!
My 10 year old loved it! Mum thought it was gross! My son was giggling all the way through this, (I was cringing at the grossness) so that definitely makes it a great read for primary school boys (or girls). We loved it so much that we got another one to donate to school as my son goes to seniors. He wanted that to be his legacy & share the grossness.
Perfect for my 7 year old grandson whose favourite pastime is asking Alexa to play trumps and burps. Enjoyed by his 9 year old sister too. Well done Fran for encouraging boys to read.
Hilarious book to add to our book shelf! Such a funny book, even I was laughing throughout! Recommend it to anyone, not just boys but girls too. Love how every child can relate to one or more of these gruesome characters - if your children love burping, farting and yucky stuff then this is a must buy!! (Read to 6 and 4 year old, girl and boy)
Great read for girls too!! My 5 year old granddaughter loves listening to Grandad reading these gruesome tales to her! They’re funny and entertaining, well written and beautifully illustrated, a must read for children.
Gruesomely funny! I bought this book for my seven year old boy who has really enjoyed reading the stories (Earwax Eddie was a favourite!). My four year old daughter also loves listening to the stories - an all round hit and perfect for bedtime stories as each tale is just the right length.
Great for gruesome boys! Loved this book! I bought it for my son after the author came into his school. Love it!
We love this book! Gruesome tales for gruesome boys isn’t a book just for boys - my girls loved reading this book and the illustrations portrayed all the characters perfectly! I would definitely recommend it.
Gross fun for all ages! What a great book, really clever rhyming and very funny. Perfect for kids who like all things gross and gory! It reminded me a little of a modern day 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl. Highly recommended.
Not just for boys! Bought this book for my two daughters aged 5 and 7 as we wanted to know all about gruesome boys. They were fascinated from start to finish and loved all the characters. Great illustrations too.
Great for gruesome girls too! My gruesome twosome love this book. Perfect for eldest to read to little sister, whilst mummy feigns horror in the background! Please bring us a gruesome girls book next!
Funny. Perfect for kids! Entertaining. My sons think it’s hilarious! Definitely a nice twist on usual bedtime stories, perfect for any little children not just boys!
Fantastic book. The kids absolutely love it. Will make your cheeks ache with laughter.
What a wonderful book, I do not think my boys and I stopped smiling the whole time we were reading it and it sparked many conversations. Our favourites were GEMPH BOY and HARRY SLATER THE VEGETABLE HATER. There is more than one character in here that I as a mum can relate to and we loved the rhyming as it made it so easy to read. The illustrations are amazing and bring it all to life. Well done Fran we cannot wait for the next one.
Absolutely hilarious. My ten year old son absolutely loved this book. We both read it and enjoyed the rhyme and we were giggling away with each chapter. I would recommend this to mums of boys of primary school age who enjoy farts, smelly feet and general gross boy things. Thank you Fran for making my boy enjoy reading again.
Laugh out loud fun for both children & adults. My son's attention was grabbed as soon as he saw the front cover of this book! From there on, both of my 6 year olds were in raptures when I read it to them. It's fair to say they loved it & got so into the characters, laughing out loud on many occasions. As a parent, it's a breath of fresh air to read something different and interesting! This book would suit a wide range of ages & definitely stands out from all the others on the market. An absolute corker!
Short stories to make you laugh out loud. We really enjoyed reading out loud these gruesome tales among a small group of 6 to 10 year old girls and boys while we were all on holiday together. The short stories of each of the wacky characters really caught the attention of the children and had them roaring with laughter. I thought it was clever the way the stories are in rhyme which makes the reading even more fun. The illustrations are spot on. Go buy this book and spice up the long school holidays.
A great addition to a 9 year old's bookshelf. My 9 year old was totally grossed out by this, job done I'd say! All he could say was it was amazing! We all loved the rhyming element and the short stories are ideal for spreading the book out over several days or devouring easily in one sitting. We would definitely recommend it to parents of trumping, nose picking kids!
Perfect for kids who like to be grossed out! My boys thought this was great! Very gruesome but the boys love stuff like that. It’s really well written, very funny and the stories are captivating and just the right length. Earwax Eddie was a favourite!
Perfect for boys who like gross things!
Funny and engaging for boys AND girls. Brilliant! My little boy got this last night and it’s certainly not just for boys as his big sister insisted on reading it to him. I could hear them both giggling as she read. I also like the way the book is split up into easy to read short stories. Would definitely recommend it. Perfect stocking filler for Christmas too!!
Engaging & entertaining for both children & parents alike. Engaging and fun writing. Ideal for boys of primary school age. Our 7 year old laughed & lived out the characters throughout the story. Really relevant for any boy who loves a bit of smelly, stinky stuff & a good joke. Great as a gift! Bring the joy back to reading with your child or a grandchild with this capturing book!
Good gruesome fun.This is a great book and my 5 year old son thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the way each story rhymed as this helped to keep my son engaged with listening. The illustrations complement the narrative and are a great talking point whilst reading along. All kids seem to love this gruesome stuff!
Hilariously revolting rhymes! Had the classic “read one more, just one more” whilst reading these revolting rhymes to my 8 yo. He was laughing so much that I wasn’t sure they were conducive to a settled bedtime! My 10 yo thought they were like something David Walliams would write. High praise.
Fabulous funny book!! Love, love, love your book, you talented lady. My son just laughed all the way through. I tried not too but couldn’t help myself.
'Gruesome' certainly describes this book. Any boy would be hard pushed to rival the gruesomeness contained in this book! As well as a mischievous and gruesome imagination, Fran Grant has a great talent for rhyming and storytelling.
My nephew loves this book! Bought this for my 9 year old nephew who absolutely loved it! The rhyming tales are very funny and the illustrations appealed to his gruesome, boyish nature. Would definitely recommend, and will be buying copies for friends/kids birthdays etc. Enjoy!
Hilarious! These tales are absolutely fabulous! My 7 year old laughed so much when reading them! Going to be ordering for birthday presents so more of his classmates get to see these!
Laugh out loud and super gruesome! Absolutely fantastic! Totally gruesome. My boys love these cheeky tales of gruesome boys! Would definitely recommend it to any child that loves bogeys, poo, trumping...
Laugh out loud funny and a great book to share together.
The grossest book I have ever read! I really enjoyed this book and how all the stories had a moral yet they were very, very gruesome. Mia, aged 11.
Fab book. My little boy absolutely loved this book! Found it hilarious! Perfect for kids who love yucky stuff.
A fantastic book for all kids! Great book - we all enjoyed it and laughed out loud! Great characters, writing & illustrations. A refreshing book that is sure to encourage young readers. Will be recommending & purchasing as presents for other little people we know!
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ABOUT FRAN GRANT
Fran Grant is a writer and children's author. She is also the wife of a very patient husband and the mother of 3 energetic little boys. As a self-confessed bookworm and book hoarder, she is a huge believer in keeping the magic of reading alive for children. After many years in the corporate world, Fran is now fulfilling her lifelong ambition of writing books.
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