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Have you ever wondered:
- Why spicy foods can make you sweat?
- Why garlic makes your breath so stinky?
- Just how long your long intestine is?
- What a pizza slice looks like going down?
- Why food tastes different when you have a cold?
With fascinating details, catchy rhymes, and quirky illustrations, Dr. Joanne Settel answers all of these questions (and more!) in this engrossing, fun exploration of the science of our digestive systems. When she's through, you won't believe what your guts can do-or what you can stomach!
112 pages, hardcover. Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-7.
|Title: Your Amazing Digestion from Mother Through Intestine|
By: Joanne Settel
Illustrated By: Steve Björkman
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 10.00 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW486884
Have you ever wondered…
Why spicy foods can make you sweat?
Why garlic makes your breath so stinky?
Just how long your long intestine is?
What a pizza slice looks like…going down?
Why food tastes different when you have a cold?
With fascinating details, catchy rhymes, and quirky illustrations by Steve Björkman, acclaimed author Joanne Settel answers all of these questions (and more!) in this engrossing, fun exploration of the science of our digestive systems. When shes through, you wont believe what your guts can do—or what you can stomach!
Steve Björkman has illustrated more than 100 books for children, including the New York Times bestseller Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy. He has also sold more than 200 million greeting cards with his brother, Carl, through Recycled Paper Greetings. When hes not painting, hes working on authoring books for kids. Steve lives with his wife in Irvine, California. Visit him online at SteveBjorkman.com.
"A fascinating, fact-filled tour of the digestive system. . . . Settel remarkably manages to maintain the texts rhyme structure without sacrificing scientific detail or vocabulary (later emphasized with a detailed glossary). She also doesnt shy away from tackling the grosser aspects of digestion (diarrhea, vomiting, and farting all find their place). Björkmans pen, ink, and watercolor scenes break up the text and counterbalance the books advanced content with exaggerated humor. A one-stop rhyming shop for all things digestion."
"There's plenty of attention to chemical interactions and anatomical detail in these poems for all that they are cast in iambic couplets. . . . Björkman's cartoons, all bright colors and loose, fluid lines, add a diversely hued cast of young folk exuberantly chowing down, throwing up, looking amazed or grossed out, and posing as models for labeled internal views. . . . What's not to love?"
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