Get ready … as a wealthy ancient Egyptian who is dying, you want to become immortal. To enter the afterlife, your body must go through extraordinary processes to become a
Use a hook to pull the mummy's brain out through his nose!
Make false eyes from onions.
Stuff the body with rags and sawdust for a realistic looking mummy.
Use frankincense to make the mummy smell sweet.
Place magic amulets among the wrappings for protection in the afterlife.
Table of Contents
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
i think this book is great because it helps you understand everything in a funny way with the hilarious pictures and interesting vocabulary