Burp! the Most Interesting Book Youll Ever Read about Eating

Overview

The unique Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities. In Burp!, kids discover all kinds of fascinating facts about food and eating, such as what food is made of, how your body breaks it down, why you have cravings, how sight and smell affect what you taste and lots more. Did you know?
• You use energy even when ...
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Overview

The unique Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities. In Burp!, kids discover all kinds of fascinating facts about food and eating, such as what food is made of, how your body breaks it down, why you have cravings, how sight and smell affect what you taste and lots more. Did you know?
• You use energy even when you are asleep -- 65 calories an hour, in fact.
• France's Michel Lotito (a.k.a. Mr. Eat Everything) eats bicycles, chandeliers, wooden coffins and light airplanes for a living!
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Editorial Reviews

The National Post
Burp! The most interesting book you’ll ever read about eating is for children who can read well and digest, so to speak, considerable amounts of material. To sugar the medicine, basic facts are accompanied by stories worthy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Though Rose Cowles’s illustrations are of the Simpsons school of esthetics, they are nevertheless informative and entertaining.
Toronto Star
Burp! is an awesome science book about eating and the digestive system. A real gas for kids 7 – 10.
The Globe and Mail
Everything and anything anyone could want to know about the fine art of eating and the concomitant processes of digestion and elimination are presented in an engaging, amusing way in Burp! Beyond the obvious are sidebars that include the feats of speed-eater Thomas Carson – 22 hamburgers and two litres of ice cream in 25 minutes – and of Walter Hudson of New York, who weighed 1,197 pounds.
From the Publisher
Burp! The most interesting book you’ll ever read about eating is for children who can read well and digest, so to speak, considerable amounts of material. To sugar the medicine, basic facts are accompanied by stories worthy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Though Rose Cowles’s illustrations are of the Simpsons school of esthetics, they are nevertheless informative and entertaining.

Burp! is an awesome science book about eating and the digestive system. A real gas for kids 7 – 10.

Everything and anything anyone could want to know about the fine art of eating and the concomitant processes of digestion and elimination are presented in an engaging, amusing way in Burp! Beyond the obvious are sidebars that include the feats of speed-eater Thomas Carson – 22 hamburgers and two litres of ice cream in 25 minutes – and of Walter Hudson of New York, who weighed 1,197 pounds.

In Burp! Swanson explains the functions of the human body parts using a combination of facts, anecdotes and child-oriented experiments. Both books feature cartoon illustrations.

Bold illustrations enhance this fact-filled book about the human digestive system, explaining how food is broken down, how sense and sight affect taste, and more.

[Burp!] reveals how the everyday occurrence of eating is actually a fascinating scientific event. With captivating illustrations and try-it-yourself tests, this book – appropriate for ages 9 to 14 - is sure to engage any reader.

Children's Literature
Kids will be attracted to this book about digestion because of the title. And what a great introduction¾the story of Michael Lotito eating a bicycle. Not to worry, it took him 15 days and it had been reduced to metal filings. Or what about Jay Gwaltney, who spent 89 hours eating an eleven-foot birch tree? Short segments examine a variety of topics relating to digestion and how the human body processes food. The right kinds of food to eat for a healthy body, brain food, protein and quantities of food are explained, all with a twist to interest kids. Did you know some people crave and eat laundry starch? Or that the man with the world's largest waist weighed 1197 pounds? Numerous bulleted facts are interspersed among the short text segments. For example, during the first two days of life, a particular variety of moth larva can eat 86,000 times its birth weight in food; and humans have 16 million smell sensors, while a rabbit has 100 million. This material is presented in manageable chunks with entertaining illustrations. Part of the "Mysterious You" series. 2001, Kids Can Press, $14.95 and $6.95. Ages 9 to 14. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550746013
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Mysterious You Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 805,726
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.

Rose Cowles has won awards for both illustration and design. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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