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Who Gives a Poop?: Surprising Science from One End to the Other



by
Heather L. Montgomery
illustrated by
Iris Gottlieb

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint
Bloomsbury USA
ISBN
9781547603473
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Crude Humor
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Nonfiction Middle

Poop is disgusting, but it’s also packed with potential. This uniquely crafted narrative nonfiction invites readers to follow the author into science labs, forests, zoos, landfills, and homes as she asks: Who uses poo?

One woman spent months videotaping elephants, giraffes, and rhinos pooping in the zoo. Another scientist army-crawled through the mud, dodging elephants and water buffaloes in a quest for precious cheetah poo. And every week, some folks deliver their own poop to medical facilities, where it is swirled, separated, and shipped off to a hospital to be transplanted into another human. There’s even a train full of human poop sludge that’s stuck without a home in Alabama.

This irreverent and engaging book shows that poop isn’t just waste—and that dealing with it responsibly is our duty.Author's note. Suggestions for experiments.  “Poo-tential.” Vocabulary list. “Poop Sleuths. ” Annotated bibliography. Index. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Crude Humor

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

192

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

612.3

AR

6: points 6

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2020

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Feces. Animal droppings. Zoology. Women scientists. Digestive systems. Ecosystems.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

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

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

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

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