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Burp!

The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Eating

by Diane Swanson, illustrated by Rose Cowles

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published: April 2001
ISBN:9781550746013
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

The unique Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities.

In Burp!, kids discover all kinds of fascinating facts about food and eating, such as what food is made of, how your body breaks it down, why you have cravings, how sight and smell affect what you taste and lots more.

Did you know? • You use energy even when you are asleep --- 65 calories an hour, in fact. • France's Michel Lotito (a.k.a. Mr. Eat Everything) eats bicycles, chandeliers, wooden coffins and light airplanes for a living!

About the Authors

Diane Swanson

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Rose Cowles has won awards for both illustration and design. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.

Rose Cowles has won awards for both illustration and design. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 14
Grade:
4 to 9
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Short-listed, Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Informal Education Product of the Year Award, Museum Tour
  • Short-listed, Young Adults' Choices, International Reading Association
Editorial Reviews

Everything and anything anyone could want to know about the fine art of eating and the concomitant processes of digestion and elimination are presented in an engaging, amusing way in Burp! Beyond the obvious are sidebars that include the feats of speed-eater Thomas Carson - 22 hamburgers and two litres of ice cream in 25 minutes - and of Walter Hudson of New York, who weighed 1,197 pounds.—The Globe and Mail


Burp! is an awesome science book about eating and the digestive system. A real gas for kids 7 - 10.—Toronto Star


Bold illustrations enhance this fact-filled book about the human digestive system, explaining how food is broken down, how sense and sight affect taste, and more.—Books for Growing Minds


[Burp!] reveals how the everyday occurrence of eating is actually a fascinating scientific event. With captivating illustrations and try-it-yourself tests, this book - appropriate for ages 9 to 14 - is sure to engage any reader.—Science News


In Burp! Swanson explains the functions of the human body parts using a combination of facts, anecdotes and child-oriented experiments. Both books feature cartoon illustrations.—Publishers Weekly


Burp! The most interesting book you'll ever read about eating is for children who can read well and digest, so to speak, considerable amounts of material. To sugar the medicine, basic facts are accompanied by stories worthy of Ripley's Believe It or Not. Though Rose Cowles's illustrations are of the Simpsons school of esthetics, they are nevertheless informative and entertaining.—The National Post

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