Blog tour: ‘Gross Factopia!’ by Paige Towler, illustrated by Andy Smith.

I love this growing series of seriously fascinating fact-filled finds. First there was Factopia, then there was Return to Factopia, and now there’s Gross Factopia! too, which is (as you may have guessed) crammed to bursting point with some of the most disgusting facts known to mankind!

‘Did you know that sloths poo only once a week? Or that poo from crocodiles was sometimes used as make-up in ancient Rome? Or that ancient Romans sometimes purchased vials of gladiator sweat? Or that apes and monkeys sweat from their armpits just like humans do?

Welcome to Gross FACTopia!, a wonderland of fantastically foul facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica! Every fact in this book is linked to the next in an ingenious trail of information, where you will slither from topic to topic in surprising and stomach-churning ways. Sometimes your path branches, and you can catapult forwards or creep backwards to a totally different (but still connected) part of the book.

Follow your curiosity (and your nose) through this ridiculously revolting world of facts!’

The Factopia series is a bit like one of those ‘choose your own adventure’ books where the reader is in charge of where the story goes. Except in this case, you’ll be follow a trail of weird and wonderful facts to their foul conclusion.

This series is absolutely brilliant for anyone who likes to dip in and out of their reads, or for those who like storing away little-known pieces of trivia to pull out and surprise people at opportune moments.

A must-buy if any of you have already started Christmas shopping for anyone aged 7+


*Many thanks to Britannica Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*

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