How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas RockwellPeople are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alans bet that Billy cant eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. If Billy wins, Alan has to fork over fifty dollars. Billy wants the money to buy a used minibike, so hes ready to dig in. He sets up mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, and sugar and lemon to disguise the disgusting taste.
Good news for Billy—once he gets going, he finds himself actually getting hooked on those juicy worms.
Bad news for Billy—Alan is busy cooking up schemes to make Billy worm out of the bet. Will Billy keep up his wormy work for fifteen days?
No cheating! Keep eating! Worm by worm by worm...
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Judging by mainstream movies, no one in Hollywood has ever actually met much less had an actual child: Kids in American movies tend to be spooky, precocious mini-adults, prone to wise sayings and highly calculated antics. Granted, it's hard to direct children, much less coach them into something as nuanced as naturalism, especially since few directors have the courage of How To Eat Fried Worms writer-director Bob Dolman, who seemingly just wound his cast up, then stood back and watched. The results are anarchic but charmingly authentic. Granted, that's no selling point for people who find mobs of yelling children inherently obnoxious. But actual kids and tolerant parents should have a blast following Worms ' loose-limbed action, in which a bunch of boys spend an idle day running amuck and, well, eating worms.