|Tiny killers (Sickening history of medicine)|
Author: Farndon, John
From early ideas about what made people sick to modern understanding of the tiny but powerful bacteria all around us, read this book to learn all about the history of the science of what makes us sick.
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 8.60
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 71099
School Library Journal (04/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2017 Gr 3–6—Fans of gross-out reads won't be disappointed by this latest entry in the popular genre. Taking readers on a journey through history, this set explores the diseases that have plagued humanity for millennia as well as the quacks and so-called healers whose horrific "cures" were often more dangerous than the illnesses they were treating. Rather than a lengthy narrative where details can get lost, two to three bite-size kernels of information appear on each page, accompanied by catchy titles like "Stinky Streets" (Plague!) and "Sweet Pees" (Strange) that immediately capture readers' interest, encourage browsing, and lend a bit of humor to the subject. The accompanying cartoon illustrations complement the text by providing a bit of whimsy and visual interest to each entry. VERDICT Reluctant readers, history enthusiasts, and trivia buffs are but a few of the kids who will enjoy the content in these repulsive reads. - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.