'The Grossest Picture Book Ever' Promotes Literacy through Laughter and Nausea

LOS ANGELES - Sept. 9, 2019 - PRLog -- Derek Taylor Kent, the best-selling, award-winning author of ten beloved children's books is releasing his eleventh children's book, The Grossest Picture Book Ever, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

In the town of Gross, things are quite different than most other places. Here, everyone loves out-grossing one another and there's a new gross surprise waiting around every corner. You'll meet Larry Magoo and his truck made of poo, Libby Sue Groches and her millions of pet roaches, Benjamin Blott and his house made of snot, the grossest restaurant in history, and more! Derek weaves valuable environmental themes into the storyline, adding important messaging into the mix.

Hilariously and vividly illustrated by Lynx Studios, The Grossest Picture Book Ever is a laugh-a-page, one-of-a-kind book for ages 4 to 8 that inspires kids to fall in love with reading, writing, and wordplay through laughter, grossness, and weirdness.

"I must apologize to all parents in advance," says author Derek Taylor Kent. "If your kid liked potty humor before, this is going to take it to a whole nother level. However, I hope you can laugh along with them because all of us are gross in our own weird way. Let's celebrate it!"

An added bonus: there's a contest at the end of book where readers can post videos of themselves trying to read the book out loud without laughing. No one has succeeded yet! The hardcover edition retails for $24.95 and will be available on Amazon.com, bookstores, and select children's boutiques, gift shops, and children's museums throughout North America.

Personalized, autographed editions of The Grossest Picture Book Ever along with bonus gifts will be available at http://www.WhimsicalWorldBooks.com.


Derek Taylor Kent
is the #1 best-selling author of the award-winning children's books, The Scary School series, El Perro con Sombrero, Principal Mikey, Simon and the Solar System, Doggy Claus/Perro Noel, and My Homework Ate My Dog! The Scary School series (4 books) was published by HarperCollins and won the Children's Literature Network Award for Funniest Chapter Book of the Year. His bilingual picture book El Perro con Sombrero was published by Holt/Macmillan and has been a best-seller since its release in 2015. The sequel El Perro con Sombrero meets Los Gatos con Gelatos was released in April 2019.

Derek and his wife, children's author Sheri Fink, created the Whimsical World brand to inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. Discover more at www.WhimsicalWorldBooks.com.

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