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Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

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A noted zoologist teams up with a playful illustrator to present a fun, fact-filled guide to the fascinating (if not fragrant) world of poop across species.

Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it . . . and most grownups would rather not to mention it. Meanwhile, scientists who study animal feces find out all sorts of things, such as how many insects a bat eats or just what technique a T. rex used to devour a triceratops 70 million years ago. However you look at it, poop is the quintessential prototype for recycling and probably the most useful stuff on earth. Take a peek at POOP and find out all you need to know — what it's for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Nicola Davies graduated with a degree in zoology before becoming a writer, producer, and presenter of radio and television programs. Her award-winning books for children include BIG BLUE WHALE, ONE TINY TURTLE, SURPRISING SHARKS, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT. She says, "As a zoologist, you are never far from poop! I've baked goose poop in an oven with my dinner, looked at bat poop under the microscope, and had my T-shirt stained pink with blue-whale poop. I was obviously fated to write this book." Nicola Davies lives in Somerset, England.

Neal Layton has illustrated many well-received picture books, including THE SUNDAY BLUES, which he also wrote. About this project, he says, "I used pencils, paint, pens, ink, pieces of collage, photocopiers, a computer, bits of stick, an old toothbrush, dough, a cake-icing bag, and a camera to make the illustrations for POOP. I had so much fun and learned lots, too!" Neal Layton lives in Portsmouth, England.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763641283
Author:
Davies, Nicola
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Layton, Neal
Author:
Layton, Neal
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Animal Science
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
5.9 x 9.54 x .28 in .45 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Children's » Animals » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » How Things Work
Children's » Nonfiction » Reference » General
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