Synopses & Reviews
Did you know that sharks produce spiral poop? That the average Japanese woman uses 2 1/2 miles of toilet paper a year? That when wolverines are done feeding on a dead animal, they save the rest for later by defecating all over it?
Those gross and fascinating facts can be found in The Truth about Poop, an informative and funny book that will take readers from life before toilet paper to the most modern toilets, from poop games to poop used in warfare, from cow chips to insect droppings. Acclaimed nonfiction author Susan Goodman covers many facets of a subject children just love to read about, and Elwood Smith's humorous illustrations add a lively slant to a book that's already brimming with fun and information.
This scatological documentary could make a splash. (Publishers Weekly)
We call it a waste product, but poop can also be bricks to build a house, fuel to power a trip to Mars, wipes for a baby?s bottom, buttons for your next sweater. Poop? YES! POP! And that?s not all. Birds drop it as bombs. Mole-rats use it as a password. Sharks track their prey with it. People cook with it, sculpt with it, and even use it as a Frisbee! While we politely avoid the subject, amazing things are happening in digestive tracts all over the world. Kids (and adults too!) will be captivated by the astounding facts contained in this fascinating book, featuring hilarious illustrations.
Long, long ago, ancient Egyptians thought that all of our ideas and personalities came from our heartsboy, were they wrong!
Debunking old (and sometimes silly) myths about the human body, this new addition to the Boy, Were We Wrong series shows how we discovered modern biology and medicine. From healing by applying leeches, to the ancient practice of acupuncture, to the discovery and study of DNA, this is the story of what we know about our bodies and how we still have lots to learn.
A perfect selection for Common Core or STEM collections
About the Author
Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.
Debbie Tilley is the illustrator of many beloved books including Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose and Babies Dont Eat Pizza by Dianne Danzig. She recently illustrated The Gallaudet ASL Childrens Sign Language Dictionary. Debbie lives in Escondido, CA with her teenage daughter, two dogs and two cats.