Elise Gravel illustration • The Disgusting Critters series, published with Tundra Books. Funny science facts and biology information about gross animals and bugs. The slug • The rat • The spider • The worm • Head Lice • ˘he fly
Sveta:I remember my three-year-old son seeing a dead bird in the street once in December. He insisted that we go and see its metamorphoses every day. I felt rather ill at ease, but he was INTERESTED, because he did not KNOW it was ‘disgusting’… To him bird-turning-to-a-skeleton or frog-turning-to-a-prince is the same type of natural metamorphosis that makes the world tick and such an interesting place to observe, there’s no good or bad, there’s just infinite variety and wonder.
Mary Mary Quite Contrary. How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row This rhyme is a reference to Bloody Mary. The garden refers to growing cemeteries, as she filled them with Protestants. Silver bells and cockle shells were instruments of torture and the maiden was a device used to behead people.