The Truth About Poop and Pee: All the Facts on the Ins and Outs of Bodily Functions

The Truth About Poop and Pee: All the Facts on the Ins and Outs of Bodily Functions


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All the Facts on the Ins and Outs of Bodily Functions!

We call them waste products, but poop and pee are essential to our everyday lives. Did you know the chemicals in pee can be used to reduce city smog? Or that poop can fuel a trip to Mars? While we politely avoid the subject, amazing things are happening in digestive tracts all over the world, and you won’t believe some of the gross-but-true details! Kids (and adults too!) will be captivated by the astounding facts contained in this fascinating book with hilarious illustrations!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147510372
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susan E. Goodman has written over thirty books for children including It's a Dog's Life: How Man's Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World; All in Just One Cookie, an ALA Notable; and On This Spot: An Expedition Through Time, a Washington Post Top Picture Books of the Year selection. She lives with her family in Boston, Massachusetts. You can learn more about her and her books at

Elwood H. Smith is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe series and also works regularly for publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Smith lives in Rhinebeck, New York and you can visit him at and

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The critics agree, they love Poop and Pee!

“Chock-full of intriguing, gross, and bizarre facts about animal and human excrement . . . the subject matter will capture kids' attention and draw reluctant readers. . . Smith's retro cartoons . . . provide humor without being too gross.—School Library Journal on The Truth about Poop

“Very readable, appropriately visual, and exceedingly encompassing . . . The well-executed cartoon artwork successfully goes for the clever . . . Naturally, kids will find all this marvelously gross, but along with the yuks, they'll get plenty of information.”—Booklist on The Truth about Poop

? “Science writer Goodman deserves a round of applause . . . for demystifying a risky topic.”—Publishers Weekly on The Truth about Poop

“Elementary-aged boys in particular will be drawn to the yucky grossness of the topic but will end up learning from the text. A book full of interesting tidbits that students will remember and love to share.”—School Library Journal on Gee Whiz! It’s all about Pee!

“Goodman . . . tells kids everything they wanted to know about pee—and some of it is quite startling . . . Smith provides jaunty, sometimes silly cartoon-style illustrations. . . It's a book kids will pore over.”—Booklist on Gee Whiz! It’s all about Pee!

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