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  • Published: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143784388
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $14.99

Ickyfoodia: The Ultimate Guide to Disgusting Food



A gross and totally hilarious ‘encyclopedia of food’ by Australia's best-loved kids comedians, The Listies, for ages 8+.

Following on from their hilarious Ickypedia, comes this CROOKBOOK full of INGROSSIENTS to make every kid into a DISASTERCHEF. It contains smelly and just plain disgusting words, scribbles, COOKING DESTRUCTIONS and a guide to the world's worst RESTAURWRONGS. Full of made-up history, bonkers definitions, food unfacts and packed with illustrations by Australia’s best-loved kids comedians, The Listies!

  • Published: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143784388
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

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’.

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).

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).

Praise for Ickyfoodia: The Ultimate Guide to Disgusting Food

...it is the perfect book to just pick up, flick to a random page and read something funny. this aspect would appeal to readers who are struggling to find books they want to read front to back, and also those who find it hard to engage and relate to (an) entire story.

Lauren Fountain, Read Plus

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