Guts: Our Digestive System (Hardcover)

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Description


Why is it important tochew your food?

Can you guess how long it takes for food to travel through your body?

Could you possibly have twenty feet of small intestines?

Where does that bad-smelling gas come from?

Your digestive system is out of sight and out of mind -- until things don't go right. Then you may wonder how these important organs work!

You'll find the answers in Seymour Simon's smooth, well-organized, and fascinating introduction to the digestive system. He explains how it works twenty-four hours a day, turning pizza, sandwiches, milk, and other food into energy and nutrients and waste. Striking photographs on every spread show how major organs including the stomach and intestines move food through your body, and how, eventually, waste is eliminated.

Guts takes the mystery out of something that happens to everyone, every day, while at the same time sharing a sense of wonder about the human body.

About the Author


Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Mom’s Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.

Praise for Guts: Our Digestive System…


“… the author has perfected the art of boiling down the complexities of science into a simple, declarative sequence … ”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Students will find the book fascinating … ”
-School Library Journal

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060546514
ISBN-13: 9780060546519
Published: HarperCollins, 05/01/2005
Pages: 32
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 5
Maximum Age: 9
Minimum Grade Level: Kindergarten
Maximum Grade Level: 4th Grade