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 Who gives a poop? : surprising science from one end to the other
 Author: Montgomery, Heather L.

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books (2020)

 Dewey: 612.3
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 184 p., ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 652490 ISBN: 9781547603473
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Animal droppings

Price: $22.08

The author explores various scientific and medical applications of poop.

 Illustrator: Gottlieb, Iris
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.00
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 509904

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/20)
   School Library Journal (+) (11/01/20)
   Booklist (08/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/09/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2020 Gr 4–8—Nature and science can provide entertainment and a sense of wonderment. Young readers interested in the "ick" factor will appreciate Montgomery's exploration of all things scatological. Chapter titles include "Hunk of Tongue" and "Poo-Poo Choo-Choo." Montgomery's descriptive, engaging prose makes readers feel as though they are front-row companions on her scientific journey: "The air between us almost prickles. Me, the animal lover with a bird pendant hanging from my neck. Him, the trophy hunter with real heads hanging from his wall." The footnotes are extensive, but at times are personal and humorous, adding an inviting tone. Gottlieb's expertly drawn illustrations are spare. The annotated bibliography is thorough. Overall, Montgomery provides a well-researched read. Children will delight in the gross factor and deepen their understanding of the scientific process. VERDICT This narrative stomp through animal poop is equal parts informative and grotesquely fascinating. Highly recommended for public and school libraries.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine P.L., WI - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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