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Accident-prone Joey is dashing to the library because he needs an idea for Science Day. On his way, he runs into four classmates working on their own projects. Each one gives Joey something to take away with him: sunscreen for his nose, ice cubes to cool himself down, advice about freckles and mosquitoes. He heads to the library to "find out about sweating and freckles. I write down some stuff about bug bites and goosebumps and how water makes skin wrinkly. I read about scabs, too-even though I'm already an expert." He comes up with the perfect idea for Science Day. Facts about skin appear in small boxes throughout the story, and color illustrations fit nicely with the text. The story includes a note to parents and educators and a "Think Like a Scientist" page with questions and activities. A fun mix of science and story.
—Kelly RothCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.