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Julie JustA regular old sneeze…turns out to be more fascinating than you think.
—The New York Times
The first part of this book gives nine reasons for sneezes. A spread is devoted to each one, complete with a black-and-white photograph of an irritated nose or two, paired with a color enlargement of the microscopic component that causes the particular sneeze. Lily's got pollen in her nose; she's shown mid-sneeze. Pollen grains are shown magnified 1,525 times. Other pests include ground pepper, dust mites, mildew, dust, and the flu virus. The large, white text on a black background, while giving a picture-book look, is actually packed with a lot of information. Readers will learn that even bright sunshine can make one's nose get all itchy and twitchy. The text is chatty and inviting. Children are pictured sniffling through their particular sneeze-inducing dilemmas. One section delves into what goes into the making of a sneeze: "A sneeze is a reflex . . . ." A "More About Sneezing" section is quite interesting. For example, people don't sneeze while they're sleeping, and some people sneeze while they pluck their eyebrows. This is a unique selection, good for reports and for browsers.
—Anne Chapman CallaghanCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Posted November 22, 2008
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