Get the Scoop on Animal Puke!: From Zombie Ants to Vampire Bats, 251 Cool Facts about Vomit, Regurgitation, & More!

Overview

It sounds like cheap pandering to children’s obsession with the gross and disgusting, but actually it’s a fantastic way to learn a lot of science. Following in the footsteps of the bestselling Get the Scoop on Animal Poop!, animal puke serves many purposes in the natural world: it can scare and distract predators, feed family and neighbors, protect animals from poisoning (they can’t call 911), aid with digestion, and so much more.

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Overview

It sounds like cheap pandering to children’s obsession with the gross and disgusting, but actually it’s a fantastic way to learn a lot of science. Following in the footsteps of the bestselling Get the Scoop on Animal Poop!, animal puke serves many purposes in the natural world: it can scare and distract predators, feed family and neighbors, protect animals from poisoning (they can’t call 911), aid with digestion, and so much more.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/16/2014
What do hyenas, proboscis monkeys, and vampire bats have in common? Vomit. This companion to Cusick’s Get the Scoop on Animal Poop! examines how and why various animals regurgitate their food. If the photographs of vomiting animals don’t win over readers, the colorful subtopics should, from “Toxic Puke Defense” (“When a bird eats a milkweed-feeding monarch, the bird throws up”) to “Puke Soup,” about creatures that liquefy their prey using digestive enzymes. Cusick presents the material in a (very) immediate manner, providing readers with plenty of science, humor, and animal behavior facts to chew over—and even regurgitate. Ages 7–10. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623540456
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/9/2014
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.37 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Dawn Cusick writes award-winning children's nature nonfiction books. Get the Scoop on Animal Poop! was selected to the National Science Teachers Association's 2013 list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Bankstreet College of Education's 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year list, and was named a finalist in the Children's Book Council's 2013 Children's Choice Book Award and the Animal Behavior Society's 2013 Outstanding Children's Book Award. Her first two children’s books, Bug Butts and Animal Eggs, also won many awards. Ms. Cusick holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, a certificate of post-Baccalaureate Major in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and a Masters of Science in Biology from Western Carolina University. Her research work involves species' recognition and speciation in cryptic katydids. She teaches general biology and zoology courses at Haywood Community College.

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