Itch and Ooze: Gross Stuff on Your Skin

Overview

Have an itch? Let's zoom in for a closer look at what's causing it. It could be one of many nasty things. How about bacteria poop? (It happens, and it stinks!) It might be a tiny critter that lives on people like a skin mite, louse, chigger, or other creature. It could be a rash . . . or even flesh-eating bacteria. Your skin is your biggest organ, and an important one at that. See all the nasty things that can go wrong - and right - on your skin, and learn about the skin's amazing ability to protect you and heal ...

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Overview

Have an itch? Let's zoom in for a closer look at what's causing it. It could be one of many nasty things. How about bacteria poop? (It happens, and it stinks!) It might be a tiny critter that lives on people like a skin mite, louse, chigger, or other creature. It could be a rash . . . or even flesh-eating bacteria. Your skin is your biggest organ, and an important one at that. See all the nasty things that can go wrong - and right - on your skin, and learn about the skin's amazing ability to protect you and heal itself. With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this book tells all about the gross science behind the skin you're in.

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Editorial Reviews

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: 9780822589631
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Gross Body Science Series
  • Pages: 48
  • 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

Kristi Lew is the author of more than 20 science books for children and teachers. She writes, lives, and researches gross facts in St. Petersburg, Florida. 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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