Andrew, his cousin Judy, and super-smart robot Thudd escape the bathtub–only to get flushed down the toilet! Now they have to find their way through a maze of pipes to the kitchen sink. But the kitchen is no place to be when you’re the size of a flea. Monster cockroaches scurry across the counter while flies patrol the skies. Will the kids survive the kitchen? Or will they end up frozen in the fridge? Time is running out!
What gross things lurk in the pipes of the bathroom and the kitchen? The reader will soon find out as Andrew and his cousin Judy continue their adventure when they get flushed down the toilet. Andrew invented a shrinking machine to study ants. However, he had an accident and shrunk himself, Judy, and his robot Thudd. They were just flushed down the toilet by Judy's neighbor Mrs. Scuttle. Luckily, they are in the rubber "Umbubble" Andrew invented that keeps them safe. They encounter gooey, squishy, and slimy substances while in the pipes. They find their way out of the pipes to the kitchen only to have to fight off a cockroach and try not to be eaten by Mrs. Scuttle. Thudd keeps readers entertained by his silly jokes and his knowledge of bugs and substances. Teachers will find this book an amusing way to teach children about bugs, food, and places not usually explored by children. 2002, Random House,