"How to Eat Fried Worms" is a children's book written by Thomas Rockwell about Billy, a 10-year-old boy who takes on a dare to eat 15 worms in 15 days. Much of the story revolves around Billy's attempt to make worms more palatable.
"How to Eat Fried Worms" uses humor as it deals with the serious themes of bullying, school issues and sibling problems. Billy finds strength throughout his ordeal in the support of his friends and family. Although the book has positive themes, it is frequently challenged in elementary libraries due to the title content of eating worms. The book has two sequels: "How to Fight a Girl" and "How to Get Fabulously Rich."