You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!: Disgusting Things You'd Rather Not Know (Revised Edition)

You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!: Disgusting Things You'd Rather Not Know (Revised Edition)

by David Stewart


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531280263
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 187,067
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Dead? Off to the Embalmers! 6

Removing the Organs 8

String the Organs 10

Get Stuffed! 12

Bound for the Tomb 14

The Coffins 16

Weepers and Wailers 18

What a Mummy Needs for a Blissful After life 20

Tomb Robbers 22

Animal Mummies 24

Eternal Rest? 26

Strange Afterlives 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!: Disgusting Things You'd Rather Not Know 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
adriannebaker85 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This non-fiction picture book describes (in vivid detail!) the process of mummification. A wide range of topics are covered, from ¿Removing the Organs¿ to ¿Animal Mummies¿. The book features a glossary at the back with descriptions of Egyptian words, gods, etc. Another fun feature is the ¿Handy Hints¿ in each section highlighting particularly important or interesting facts.This book, even with its graphic and rather gut wrenching content, was highly educational and rather amusing to read. The author and illustrator have injected humour into a rather gory topic and have made it interesting for readers of all ages to learn about the complicated process of mummification. The entire process is outlined in detail but in terms that are accessible to even young readers. Examples of tools, jars, how-to-wrap diagrams, masks, tips and tricks, etc. are given that enhance the basic ¿story¿ that happening simultaneously. I really like how the last few ¿chapters¿ talk about the more recent incidences of mummies (the discovery of King Tut¿s tomb, famous mummies in movies, etc.). Overall, I really enjoyed this book and appreciated the picture book format as it lends itself well to the content and style of the author and illustrator.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book. I bought this for homeschool and he looks at it all the time (age 5). When reading I had to edit a few sentence because of the age of my child. For example, I page talked about how the brains where removed through the nose. In a few years he will love that little factoid but right now he is just too young. The illustrations are fabulous and they draw him in to study every image.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this book is great because it helps you understand everything in a funny way with the hilarious pictures and interesting vocabulary