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 Digestion! the musical
 Author: Rex, Adam

 Publisher:  Chronicle Books (2022)

 Dewey: 612.3
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [69] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 747728 ISBN: 9781452183862
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Digestive system
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.88

Despite being told that she is nothing but "empty calories," Candy is excited by her big break--being digested by the body, in this humorous exploration of the digestive system, presented as a Broadway musical.

 Illustrator: Park, Laura

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/15/22)
   Booklist (09/01/22)

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Booklist - 09/01/2022 Ever wonder what a musical review that follows what we chew and swallow would look like? Look no further, as the curtain opens on Digestion! The Musical, featuring the actress Li’l Candy, with special appearances from your body, gum, and a doo-wop group called the Baby Carrot Singers. This spotlight-heavy stage musical follows the struggles of a piece of candy as she enters the mouth and tracks her journey through peristalsis, gall bladder puns, gastrointestinal juices, and the duodenum, until she is turned into poop for the grand finale number, “Let’s Get This Potty Started.” While it’s probably the least commercial book to have come from the weird, wacky, wonderful brain of Rex, there is a highly selective audience that will appreciate the off-kilter humor, and others will appreciate the deep dive into the digestive system’s inner workings. And although the splashy, brightly colored artwork alternates between horizontal and vertical spreads at a dizzying pace, the artistic stage renderings and the originality of the concept make the book easier to swallow. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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