Synopses & Reviews
With Marilyn Hefner's new full color illustrations, bacteria and viruses have never looked so good! As packed with wit and good humor as with charts and diagrams, this book is still the best explanation of how your body fights germs. ‘An introduction to bacteria and viruses and how each of the two forms attacks cells and makes a person feel sick. The text mixes information with reassurance. . . . A nonthreatening first exposure, administered with a pleasant bedside manner.' 'K.
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Best Children's Science Books 1995 (Science Books and Films)
Bacteria and viruses have never looked so good! As packed with wit and good humor as with charts and diagrams, this book is the best explanation of how your body fights germs.
How are you feeling?
Most of the time you feel fine, but sometimes you get sick. Sometimes a germ catches up with you.
Germs are all around you, but they are too small for you to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick. Read and find out about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off and keep you healthy.
About the Author
Melvin Berger is the author of many classic LRFOs, including Germs Make Me Sick!, Oil Spills!
and Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn
, as well as other nonfiction on the Harper backlist. He lives in East Hampton, NY.
Marylin Hafner illustrated many beloved books for children, including the seasonal favorites It's Christmas and It's Halloween, both by Jack Prelutsky, and A Carnival of Animals, by Sid Fleischman.