Why Feet Smell and Other Gross Facts about Your Body


Did you know that your body is home to more than 32 million kinds of germs? They live on your feet, in your nose, and even in your mouth! Learn more about the gross things your body does and why it does them. You'll never look at yourself the same way again!

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Did you know that your body is home to more than 32 million kinds of germs? They live on your feet, in your nose, and even in your mouth! Learn more about the gross things your body does and why it does them. You'll never look at yourself the same way again!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Read about the "unpleasant" yet interesting facts about the human body from this book in the "First Facts: Gross Me Out" set. This topic is probably not for polite dinner table discussion; however, the curious will want to know the "why" of some of the body functions involving vomit, flatulence, mucus, and more. The paragraph for each chapter briefly covers the facts; vocabulary words are colored in red and the definition is found at the bottom of the page. Additional information for some of the body functions is located in the "Gross Fact" insets. There are color photographs from which readers infer the bodily action such as the child leaning his head over a lined garbage can. At the back of the book is a glossary that includes a pronunciation guide and a resource list of a few books and the FactHound internet site. There is a biological sciences consultant listed for the content. By learning the facts, children may understand more about body functions; this book would work well in a health science unit. The other books in the series cover "gross" facts about the behaviors of animals, bugs, and pets. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429679558
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Gross Me Out
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,463,918
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: IG640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jody Sullivan Rake has written many children’s books for Capstone Press. As a science writer in the SeaWorld San Diego Education Department for 10 years, she wrote numerous booklets and other educational pieces. Her degree in zoology, experience at SeaWorld, and love of animals drives her passion for writing animal books.

Jody lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, daughter, and two cats. She loves to hike, ski, run, cook, and eat. She also loves books and movies.

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Table of Contents

Slimy Sniffles 4

Why is Pee Yellow? 6

Facts about Farts 8

Stinky Shoes 10

Good Germs 12

What's Up with Throw Up? 14

Snotty Sneezes 16

Open Wide! 18

Millions of Mites 20

Glossary 22


Internet Sites 23

Index 24

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