Stickmen's Guide to Your Gurgling Guts
From the Series Stickmen's Guides to Your Awesome Body
Food is the body’s fuel—but what happens to each yummy mouthful from the moment you take a bite? The Stickmen unravel the long process of digestion carried out by your winding system of guts. Learn about your stomach and its army of acids, the chemical powerhouse in your liver, and your busy kidneys that keep you toxin-free. Find out how you get energy and heat from food and how your body gets rid of the stuff it doesn’t need. Illustrations, diagrams, and text tell all about the mashing, squeezing, pushing, and filtering that happen along your digestive system.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.6|
Author: John Farndon
John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.
Illustrator: Venitia Dean
Venitia Dean is a freelance illustrator who grew up in Brighton, UK. She has always loved drawing, ever since she could hold a pencil! As a teenager, she discovered a passion for figurative illustration, and then when she turned nineteen she was given a digital drawing tablet for her birthday and started transferring her work to the computer. She hasn't looked back since! As well as illustration, Venitia loves reading graphic novels and walking her dog, Peanut.