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The Digestive System

The Digestive System

by Rebecca Olien
     
 
Describes the role of the digestive system and explains some problems that may arise. Also provides information on how to keep the system healthy.

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Describes the role of the digestive system and explains some problems that may arise. Also provides information on how to keep the system healthy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Podlesney
This succinct little book takes the young reader on a journey through the digestive tract, from the first crisp bite of celery through the processes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine play in preparing the food for the absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste. Although stomach acid kills many germs, stomach aches, stomach flu, and spoiled food caused by germs can make us ill and signal the body to eliminate the germs through throwing up or diarrhea. We can keep our digestive systems healthy by washing fruits and vegetables prior to eating them, washing hands frequently, and properly cooking meats. Eating the variety of foods our bodies need to stay healthy, including fiber to propel food through the digestive tract, will help form healthy eating habits for life. The author presents interesting facts, such as the small intestine measures twenty-two feet if straightened. Each topic is explained on one page in easy to read print with a related photo or drawing on the page opposite. Significant words are highlighted and explained in a glossary. A few references are given for further study. This book is one of "Bridgestone Books Human Body Systems" series. It is an excellent introduction to body functions for early readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736854092
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Human Body Systems Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Rebecca Olien was an elementary school teacher for 20 years. She has since written over 50 books for children and educators. Currently, she is an instructional designer and curriculum developer.

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