The Pukey Book of Vomit


Your stomach starts churning, and you start to get dizzy. Only one disgusting act will make you feel better. You’ve got to puke! Read inside to discover what really happens in your body when your lunch makes a second appearance.

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Your stomach starts churning, and you start to get dizzy. Only one disgusting act will make you feel better. You’ve got to puke! Read inside to discover what really happens in your body when your lunch makes a second appearance.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
Since all children have thrown up at some point, young readers will be pleasantly grossed out in learning how and why we vomit. In a succinct fashion, with plenty of illustrations and a bright cheery tone, the author takes the reader step-by-step through the process of puke, starting with how vomiting is often a way to rid the body of illness or toxins. Miller succeeds by writing accurate medical information that's accessible to children, but is never condescending. Sections include information about what happens when one vomits, such as the windpipes closing so that vomit will not go into the lungs, to what can induce vomiting, from the flu to motion sickness. Children will love the "gross facts," such as how the stomach turns inside out during vomiting and that mice, rats and horses cannot vomit. Bright colorful illustrations and pictures add to the overall feel. Extra features include a glossary, additional reading suggestions, and a helpful index. This is part of "The Amazingly Gross Human Body" series from Edge Books and would be a helpful basic reference in an elementary classroom. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6–As the series implies, the perspective here is on “gross,” “disgusting,” and “nasty” but necessary and healthy body functions that are outlined through a mix of facts and descriptions of possible scenarios. Normal body fluids are explained, including their production and purpose. In some titles, relevant health issues such as blood-borne diseases (Blood), dehydration (Sweat), and kidney stones (Pee) are described. Slang terminology, “Gross Fact” boxes, and an occasional full-page sidebar of related information extend the content. Same-page definitions and labeled diagrams add ease of use. Unfortunately, the studio photos that make up more than 50 percent of the visuals often add little. Still, these are good general purchases that will draw interest.
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Meet the Author

Connie Colwell Miller is a writer, editor, and teacher who lives and works in Mankato, Minnesota. She studied writing at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and went on to earn her Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she won an award for her poetry manuscript. She has written over 25 books for kids and published parenting essays and poetry online and in journals around the country. She spends her free time goofing around with her husband and three young, highly spirited children.

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