Germs Make Me Sick!

Overview

Germs are all around us, but they're too small to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick! How? Read and find out! This classic Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is all about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features rich vocabulary and simple diagrams to explain why you feel poorly when you're sick and how your body keeps you ...

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Overview

Germs are all around us, but they're too small to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick! How? Read and find out! This classic Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is all about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features rich vocabulary and simple diagrams to explain why you feel poorly when you're sick and how your body keeps you healthy by producing antibodies. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Melanie Marin.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“The new version retains the lively combination of fact and narrative that has made this a great title for easy reading and for sharing aloud.”
Science Books and Films
“A chart of “rules for good health” reinforces healthful living. But what really enhances the text are the delightful color illustrations. The pictures are funny, but informative.”
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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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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