Germs Make Me Sick!

Germs Make Me Sick!

by Melvin Berger, Marylin Hafner
     
 

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With Marilyn Hefner's new full color illustrations, bacteria and viruses have never looked so good! As packed with wit and good humor as with charts and diagrams, this book is still the best explanation of how your body fights germs.  See more details below

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With Marilyn Hefner's new full color illustrations, bacteria and viruses have never looked so good! As packed with wit and good humor as with charts and diagrams, this book is still the best explanation of how your body fights germs.

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
Hazel Rochman
This revised version of an outstanding Let's-Read-and-Find Out Science title is larger in size than the original book published 10 years ago. There are very few changes in Berger's text, which deals directly with how bacteria and viruses spread infection in daily life and how the body fights back. Hafner's lively color cartoon illustrations are bigger and clearer than in the first version, and some characters and settings are different, but there's the same focus on kids in common situations at home, at school, and in the neighborhood. 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.
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.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060242503
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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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