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Hawk and Drool: Gross Stuff in Your Mouth

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Your mouth really is filthy! It's a saliva bath for millions of tiny little creatures that share your food, chew holes in your teeth, and make your breath smell like a garbage truck. From cavities to canker sores, those little creatures can also create some repulsive problems. Learn all about saliva, plaque, and the bacteria that infest your mouth - and find out how to keep that mouth of yours healthy. With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this book tells all about the gross science behind your ...

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Overview

Your mouth really is filthy! It's a saliva bath for millions of tiny little creatures that share your food, chew holes in your teeth, and make your breath smell like a garbage truck. From cavities to canker sores, those little creatures can also create some repulsive problems. Learn all about saliva, plaque, and the bacteria that infest your mouth - and find out how to keep that mouth of yours healthy. With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this book tells all about the gross science behind your body's functions.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cherie Ilg Haas
Who would have ever thought that the human mouth was such a disgusting thing? If this was ever questioned, this book has the answers—in gross details. Divided into four chapters, it covers the topics of saliva ("Slimy and Sloppy"), bad breath ("What's That Smell?"), tooth decay ("Rot and Decay"), and mouth sores ("Eruption!"). Although scientific in nature, this book is well written for its intended audience; a casual voice makes it easy to read and comprehend the details. The layout also helps the reader flow right through it, with creative use of fonts and font colors, fun cartoon images of germs balanced with photos, and "gross facts" that are set up as mini-sidebars throughout. Young readers are sure to pay extra close attention to oral hygiene after this reading. This book includes a glossary, featured bibliography, suggested reading, and an index. It is part of the "Gross Body Science" series. Reviewer: Cherie Ilg Haas
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6–These titles work the ick factor to the max with their irreverent style and over-the-top look at body functions. Solid information layered between sarcastic comments and kid-friendly terminology like fart, poop, barf, and puke will keep readers engaged. “Gross fact” and other call-out boxes include historical and scientific details. Labeled, captioned (and graphic) photographs, cartoon-style illustrations, and micrographs add information, though some of the micrographics are incompletely labeled. Read these on an empty stomach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822589662
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Gross Body Science Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,362,628
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Donovan has written numerous titles for Lerner Publishing Group including Billy Graham (Biography), Protecting America (How Government Works), and James Buchanan (Presidential Leaders). Michael Slack's illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, advertisements, and on TV. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in the United States and Europe. Currently, Michael is fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams—illustrating children's picture books. Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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