Waist-Deep in Dung: A Stomach-Churning Look at the Grossest Jobs Throughout History (Dung for Dinner #2) (Hardcover)

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By Christine Virnig, Korwin Briggs (Illustrator)
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A hilarious illustrated middle-grade nonfiction offering about the most revolting jobs throughout history involving pee, poop, vomit, dead bodies, and all things disgusting, from Christine Virnig and Korwin Briggs, the author-illustrator team behind SCBWI Golden Kite Finalist Dung for Dinner.

What did the ancient Egyptian embalmer say when he was feeling sad? I want my mummy!

After wading into the grossest animal pee, poop, and vomit humans have consumed in Dung for Dinner, Dr. Virnig dives back into the muck with an equally humorous and informative exploration of the most revolting jobs throughout history in Waist-Deep in Dung.

From the ancient Egyptian mummy makers who removed brains by shoving iron hooks up peoples’ noses, to the 19th century Toshers who hunted for treasure deep in the London sewers, to modern day forensic entomologists who study the fly eggs, maggots, and other creepy crawlies that live on—and crawl through—human corpses, we'll learn about jobs that deal with poop, pee, blood, medicine, and dead bodies.

Combining history, science, and a slew of fascinating facts, it’s middle grade nonfiction with real kid appeal. Art from Korwin Briggs will make readers laugh out loud!

About the Author


Christine Virnig made her kidlit debut with Dung for Dinner. As a former pediatric physician who specialized in allergies, Christine is very used to talking about topics that most adults find downright repulsive. Topics like phlegm and snot and dust mite poo. Nowadays Christine spends her days writing fiction and nonfiction for kids. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, two daughters, one incredibly lazy cat, and a rather unfortunate number of dust bunnies.

Korwin Briggs is a writer and illustrator who makes comics, infographics, and books about academic stuff like history and science. He’s the author of a webcomic called Veritable Hokum, as well as Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World; The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work; and The Invention Hunters Discover How Electricity Works. Since graduating, he’s been working as a professional freelance artist in a couple of different cities (currently New York).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250762351
ISBN-10: 1250762359
Publisher: Godwin Books
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Dung for Dinner