The Quest to Digest
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Food tastes good, and we're always told to eat it, but why? What does it do to the body, and what happens to itonce we eat it? In this book, you'll make your way through the entire digestive process from start to finish! Learn how different organs function in order to make the entire digestive process work, and some of the good (How food is converted into energy) and some of the bad (vomiting and other bodily functions). Glossary is included. 32 pages, softcover. Recommended for ages 4-8.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1570916659
ISBN-13: 9781570916656
Ages: 4-8

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A playful picture book that introduces STEAM readers to the science of the human digestive system. Humorous text and colorful illustrations follow an apple's journey at each stage of digestion through the human body. Discover why mucus is so important to your body and how food particles are absorbed by the small intestine and turned into energy. Readers will also learn why we burp, vomit, and pass gas. Backmatter includes a full glossary of definitions and pronunciation of the various terms used that will help broaden vocabulary and general understanding. Curious readers will delight in identifying terms and learning basic concepts in this fun and funny introduction to  nutritional science.

Author Bio

Mary Corcoran writes a science column for kids, which appears in The Redding Pilot. She is the author of THE QUEST TO DIGEST and THE CIRCULATORY STORY. Mary lives in Redding, Connecticut.

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