I Wonder Why I Sleep and Other Questions about My Body

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Favorite questions such as "Why do I get hiccups?"; "What makes me sneeze?"; "What is sleepwalking?" are answered in this lively look at the human body

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Overview

Favorite questions such as "Why do I get hiccups?"; "What makes me sneeze?"; "What is sleepwalking?" are answered in this lively look at the human body

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Children's Literature

answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753465257
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: I Wonder Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 137,370
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brigid Avison

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Table of Contents

Is my body the same as everyone else's? 4

What is inside my head? 6

What makes me feel things? 7

How many bones do I have? 8

What is my funny bone? 9

What is my skin for? 10

How thick is my skin? 10

What are goose bumps? 11

How do I move? 12

Why do strong people have big muscles? 12

What is a cramp? 13

Why do I breathe? 14

What makes me hiccup? 15

What makes me sneeze? 15

What does my heart do? 16

What is blood for? 17

How big is my heart? 17

Why do I blink? 18

Why can't I see in the dark? 19

Why are ears such a funny shape? 20

Why do I feel dizzy when I spin around? 20

What is my nose for? 22

What is my tongue for? 23

Why do teeth fall out? 23

Where does my food go? 24

Why do I go to the bathroom? 24

Why does my stomach rumble? 25

Why do I have to sleep? 26

What is sleepwalking? 26

What is a dream? 27

Why do I get sick sometimes? 28

What are germs? 29

Why do I need shots? 29

Where do I come from? 30

What is my bellybutton? 31

Index 32

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