A Journey through the Digestive System with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

A Journey through the Digestive System with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

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by Emily Sohn, Cynthia Martin, Barbara Schulz
     
 

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In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind the human digestive system.

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In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind the human digestive system.

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Children's Literature - Michael Jung
Fantastic Voyage meets comic books in this graphic novel that takes kids on an expedition through the human digestive system. While waiting for his lunch at a diner, super scientist Max Atom decides to explore the process of digestion by shrinking down and hitching a ride on his friend Daisy's sandwich. As the sandwich is broken apart, dissolved by stomach acid, and absorbed by Daisy's blood vessels, Max points out all the organs and chemicals that help her food digest. As he enters the final stages of digestion in the large intestine, Max educates the reader about the types of bacteria that break down food and release gas (although thankfully he is able to teleport out of the large intestine and make a "clean getaway" before being ejected the traditional way). The book ends with a brief conversation between Max and Daisy about the types of proteins, fats, and other nutrients the human body needs to stay healthy. It is an informative science lesson with good art and diagrams, but some young readers might find Max's "direct" approach to teaching kids about body functions smirk-worthy. Reviewer: Michael Jung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429634526
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Graphic Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Sohn is a freelance journalist in Minneapolis, who covers mostly health, science, environment and adventure for both kids and grown-ups. Among other publications, her work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Backpacker and Science News for Kids, and she is a contributing writer for Discovery News. Assignments have taken Emily to exotic locations around the globe, including Cuba, Fiji and the Peruvian Amazon.

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