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  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143308645
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

Ickypedia



Ickypedia is a wacky collection of crazy, smelly and just plain disgusting words, scribbles, pooetry, quizzes and gross histories by Australia's most-loved comedians for kids.

From ALPHABURP* to ZINKLEGRITTING,** the ICKYPEDIA has some of the most ridiculous, stupid and GROSSTASTIC*** words you've never heard.

FRUIN To ruin a perfectly unhealthy snack by adding fruit to it.
SPEWTIFUL A beautiful spew. See also POOTIFUL.
UDDER PANTS Undies for cows.
ICKYPEDIA A disgusting book you should never, ever read.

'It's full of snot, vomit and jokes about flatulence. Children will hate it.' Roald Dull****

'This is the worst dictionary ever published.' A teacher

'You will actually get stupider by reading this book.' A scientist.

'Delicious!' A donkey.

'The best book ever written!' The Listies, who wrote it.

*To burp the alphabet. **Freaking people out by rubbing tinfoil on your teeth. *** Fantastically gross. ****

The world's most boring children's author (not be confused with Roald Dahl).

  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143308645
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

About the authors

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins is one half of the Melbourne based comedic duo The Listies. Together with Matt Kelly, he makes and performs comedy for kids and adults. The Listies met during theatre class at uni, but they enjoyed performing together so much they decided to make it official.

Their show for kids called More Fun than a Wii was the first show for kids nominated for the best show award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2010. It went on to tour nationally and internationally, receiving rave 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Their first book, Ickypedia, is an encyclopedia of words that don't exist but should. Their second book, Ickyfoodia, is a gross and totally hilarious ‘encyclopedia of food’. To date, they have written nine award-winning and critically acclaimed live shows, collaborated with most major theatre companies and festivals in Australia, toured 3 continents, recorded three albums, and published two books with four books on the way. You can see them on ABC with their shows ’The Listies Work For Peanuts’ and 'Art Blast', and their music video ‘Wash Your Hands’ (with Zoe Coombs Marr and muso Ryan Ritchie).

Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly is one half of the Melbourne based comedic duo The Listies. Together with Richard Higgins, he makes and performs comedy for kids and adults. The Listies met during theatre class at uni, but they enjoyed performing together so much they decided to make it official.

Their show for kids called More Fun than a Wii was the first show for kids nominated for the best show award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2010. It went on to tour nationally and internationally, receiving rave 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Their first book, Ickypedia, is an encyclopedia of words that don't exist but should. Their second book, Ickyfoodia, is a gross and totally hilarious ‘encyclopedia of food’. To date, they have written nine award-winning and critically acclaimed live shows, collaborated with most major theatre companies and festivals in Australia, toured 3 continents, recorded three albums, and published two books with four books on the way. You can see them on ABC with their shows ’The Listies Work For Peanuts’ and 'Art Blast' and their music video ‘Wash Your Hands’ (with Zoe Coombs Marr and muso Ryan Ritchie).

The Listies

Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly are a comedy double act who make kids LOL. When they are not on tour with their live shows (or travelling interdimensionally) they live in Melbourne, Australia.
They met doing student theatre at uni way back in the olden days. They enjoyed performing together so much that they decided to start making their own comedy shows. First they did crazy shows for adults, then they switched to making crazy shows for kids. Their first kids show was called ‘More Fun Than a Wii!’ Lots of people liked it, hardly anyone spewed. They took it to Edinburgh and had a great time.
Since then they have made eight more shows, which they tour all over the place, they have recorded three albums, a podcast and two TV shows – The Listies Work for Peanuts and Art Blast (which are both on ABC iView). Their first book, Ickypedia, is an encyclopedia of words that don’t exist but should. Their second book, Ickyfoodia, is a gross and totally hilarious ‘encyclopedia of food’.

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