Germs Make Me Sick!

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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...

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Overview

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.

Explains how bacteria and viruses affect the human body and how the body fights them.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
An easy to understand explanation of what germs are and how some of them make us sick. The explanation of how easy it is to transmit germs through sneezing, shared straws, and open cuts and scrapes may open some young eyes. The various symptoms of diseases and how the body fights them are easy to understand, as are the eight rules for good health. A Reading Rainbow Book. 1995 (orig.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3This easy-to-read revision of a 1985 title effectively describes the differences between bacteria and viruses and gives other related germy facts. The science is related in simple language and the author uses specific examples that youngsters will readily understand. He explains how germs sometimes "slip in" the body despite defense mechanisms such as skin, nose, and throat. "Your friend has a cold. She sneezes. Germs fly out. You breathe the air. Some of her germs may get into your lungs." Hafner's pen-and-ink and watercolor artwork is attractive and informative, reinforcing the concepts introduced in the text. An interesting addition for libraries not having the previous edition.Lisa Marie Gangemi, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451543
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 92,138
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet 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.

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  • Posted November 7, 2009

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    Very Informative

    I love this book, because it clearly communicates to young children, thorough colourful illustrations and simple language, how germs make us sick. This book really helped to prepare my son for his immunization.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2007

    Cleanliness

    This is a great book for kids to learn how not to put dirty things in their mouths, wash their hands, etc. My child read this and is much more careful than before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2003

    This book takes me back !!

    I remember when I was young, maybe about 4 or 5 years old and my mother brought me this book. It was one of my favorite books. I read it almost everyday. They don't make books like these anymore !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2002

    Great teachings

    If it wasnt for this book I would be dead by now.It also taught me to have safe sex.If you dont know anything about germs this is the perfect book for you to read.So I rate this a FIVE star.

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    Posted March 31, 2009

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