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Clot and Scab: Gross Stuff about Your Scrapes, Bumps, and Bruises
     

Clot and Scab: Gross Stuff about Your Scrapes, Bumps, and Bruises

by Kristi Lew, Michael H. Slack (Illustrator)
 

Have you ever crashed your bike and torn up your knee? Or have you been hit in the face by a ball and gotten a big shiny bruise around your eye? Have any of your scabs ever oozed with gross-looking pus? Blood, bruises, and scabs are all part of your body's healing process. But sometimes you need a little extra help - from stitches, staples, or maybe even maggots

Overview

Have you ever crashed your bike and torn up your knee? Or have you been hit in the face by a ball and gotten a big shiny bruise around your eye? Have any of your scabs ever oozed with gross-looking pus? Blood, bruises, and scabs are all part of your body's healing process. But sometimes you need a little extra help - from stitches, staples, or maybe even maggots and leeches! Hey, people do crazy things. Learn how your body repairs itself and what happens when something goes wrong, like getting gangrene (eew!). With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this book tells all about the gross science behind your body's functions.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6–These titles work the ick factor to the max with their irreverent style and over-the-top look at body functions. Solid information layered between sarcastic comments and kid-friendly terminology like fart, poop, barf, and puke will keep readers engaged. “Gross fact” and other call-out boxes include historical and scientific details. Labeled, captioned (and graphic) photographs, cartoon-style illustrations, and micrographs add information, though some of the micrographics are incompletely labeled. Read these on an empty stomach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822589655
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Gross Body Science Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,121,605
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Kristi Lew is the author of more than 20 science books for children and teachers. She writes, lives, and researches gross facts in St. Petersburg, Florida. Michael Slack's illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, advertisements, and on TV. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in the United States and Europe. Currently, Michael is fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams—illustrating children's picture books. Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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