The Truth About Poop

The Truth About Poop


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We call it a waste product, but poop can also be bricks to build a house, fuel to power a trip to Mars, wipes for a baby's bottom, buttons for your next sweater. Poop? YES! POP! And that's not all. Birds drop it as bombs. Mole-rats use it as a password. Sharks track their prey with it. People cook with it, sculpt with it, and even use it as a Frisbee! While we politely avoid the subject, amazing things are happening in digestive tracts all over the world. Kids (and adults too!) will be captivated by the astounding facts contained in this fascinating book, featuring hilarious illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670036745
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/11/2004
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Susan E. Goodman lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Elwood H. Smith lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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This scatological documentary could make a splash. (Publishers Weekly)

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The Truth About Poop (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Jazlinjai on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was informative and fun at the same time. It was a cute book over all and i enjoyed it. The illustrations were good too.
JenRobYoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book takes a look at all things related to Poop. From the different ways it is used, how it is produced, how it is disposed of and how much different people/animals produce.
rwilliamson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My students loved the title of this book. Many pages brought "ewwwws" and squeals of delight. There were fun facts, such as babies high in the Andes Mountains stay warm by not being changed very often. Learning that throwing your waste over the side of a life raft attracts sharks was also a big hit. But the favorite was the section on the history of toilet paper. Most of my first graders had never realized there was a time before t.p. This was a fun read, even if it was a little too high for my first graders.
Jrsteiner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When teaching my 3rd-4th graders about all-about books, this book became our favorite model. It has all the characteristics of an all-about book: a catchy title that gets the reader interested while still informing them what the topic is; a title page, table of contents, chapters with titles, diagrams, illustrations and vocabulary words. My student's loved the book and were very inspired by it. It challenged my students to be creative in their writing and thorough in their research. I think this book could be used for older students too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who would have thought to write about poop? Noone I know. Its amazing how many ways poop could be used. Strange.