Synopses & Reviews
In the fifth "Mysterious You" book, Achoo!, kids probe the secrets of illness and sniff out what germs are, why they sometimes make us sick, how our bodies battle them and how vaccines protect us against them. This unique series explores the mysteries of the human body using a mix of thoroughly researched factual information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities.
Did you know?
- In just eight hours, a single bacterium in your body can multiply to 17 million!
- The mucus membranes of the human nose and throat make nearly one cup of slippery, sticky snot every day.
- George Washington caught a cold and died -- not from the illness but from the crazy mixture of "cures" that his doctors inflicted on him.
From the acclaimed Mysterious You series comes the most interesting book you'll ever read about germs.