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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.
Humorous text and illustrations follow an apple's journey through the human digestive system. Discover why mucus is so important to your body and how food particles are absorbed by the small intestine and turned into energy. Readers also learn why we burp, vomit, and pass gas.
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.