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The Scoop on Poop: Lifting the Lid on the Science of Poo and Pee

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Publisher Comments:

Every grownup knows that there is one universal topic that fascinates children without exception: poop and pee. But what they may not know is that throughout history, the products of our bladder and bowels have helped us to build houses, wash and dye our clothes, fertilize crops, treat illnesses, solve crimes, control pollution, and create fuel, energy, and explosives. With just the right amount of humor, The Scoop on Poop - by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly - uncovers the fascinating stories behind mankind's ingenious use of this most natural of resources, and young readers will love pouring over the droll illustrations and endearing characters that populate the pages. From wizards using 'magical urine', to soldiers fighting with exploding piles of dung, pee-wielding beauty therapists, and much, much more--this book uncovers the history and the science behind the one topic that unites us, young and old.

Synopsis:

This book is a light-hearted, yet highly informative study of two of the most natural human resources in the world - poo and pee. Throughout history, the products of our bladder and bowels have helped us to build houses, wash and dye our clothes, fertilize crops, treat illnesses, solve crimes, control pollution and create fuel, energy and explosives. These pages show you how, and tell you some fascinating stories at the same time. Illustrated with brilliantly fun artworks and endearing characters, you'll be entertained by wizards using 'magical urine', soldiers fighting with exploding piles of dung, wee-wielding beauty therapists and much more

About the Author

Richard Platt has been writing for children since 1992. His Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2002, the Silver Smarties Award 2002, and won the 'Best Book With Facts' prize in the Blue Peter Book Awards 2003. He is also the author Kingfisher's Through Time Series, as well as
Versus: Pirates and many others.

John Kelly has been an illustrator for more than 20 years, working for Macmillan, DK, Egmont and Scholastic, among others. He has won numerous awards and his picture book Guess Who's Coming for Dinner?, created with his wife, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award..

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753469231
Subtitle:
Lifting the Lid on the science of Poo and Pee
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Author:
Kelly, John
Author:
Platt, Richard
Author:
Platt, Mary
Subject:
Health - Diseases
Subject:
History - Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Health-Diseases
Subject:
Childrens Science
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20121030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color artworks
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.25 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » Health » Diseases
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Human Body

The Scoop on Poop: Lifting the Lid on the Science of Poo and Pee
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This book is a light-hearted, yet highly informative study of two of the most natural human resources in the world - poo and pee. Throughout history, the products of our bladder and bowels have helped us to build houses, wash and dye our clothes, fertilize crops, treat illnesses, solve crimes, control pollution and create fuel, energy and explosives. These pages show you how, and tell you some fascinating stories at the same time. Illustrated with brilliantly fun artworks and endearing characters, you'll be entertained by wizards using 'magical urine', soldiers fighting with exploding piles of dung, wee-wielding beauty therapists and much more

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