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Why Is Snot Green?: And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers) by [Murphy, Glenn]
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Length: 240 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 8 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 7

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“Is the Earth really getting hotter, and is that so bad?” “Why do we walk on two legs (instead of four)?” Conservation, evolution, technology, animal life, space travel, physics, and much more are discussed in this lively science book. The writer worked at the London Science Museum, and the chatty questions and answers read like an informal guided tour for kids, with text that is compelling, never intimidating, and sometimes deliberately outrageous. Starting with the book’s title, the open talk about yucky bodily functions will grab even reluctant readers (“Do rabbits fart? Why?” “What are scabs for, and is it OK to pick them?”). Children will have fun browsing the spacious pages and sharing what they read with adults, who can join in the explanations about complex stuff, including time travel and Einstein’s theory of relativity. Grades 3-6. --Hazel Rochman

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“Students will find this a fun book to browse independently or share with friends. An excellent choice for reluctant readers in search of entertaining, informative nonfiction.” —School Library Journal

“Parents who slugged through science back in the day might want to take a peek, and science teachers confronting the lost, the confused, or the disengaged should welcome this as a lively back-up plan.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This will be devoured by even the most reluctant readers or scientists.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Reluctant readers will find both format and subject appealing. Public libraries and media centers should acquire multiple copies, if possible, to meet certain demand.” —VOYA

“Children will have fun browsing the spacious pages and sharing what they read with adults, who can join in the explanations about complex stuff, including time travel and Einstein’s theory of relativity.” —Booklist


Product Details

  • File Size: 3370 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish (April 14, 2009)
  • Publication Date: April 14, 2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050Q5WF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wish I could write something more educated than " my 11 year old really loved the book".. but she did.. I did read some of it, to me it appears to be written in a highly informative yet entertaining manner that I'm guessing kids would love- my daughter certainly did .
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This was a birthday gift for my grandson. It arrived early and as soon as he opened the present he started reading it.. Also his mother and sister.I've been told he likes sharing the books info with his friends. Very pleased with everything.
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I had some fun with two fifth grades classes today reading, and have students attempt to answer some of the questions posed, in this book. It certainly got everyone's attention and they were very surprised (and a bit grossed out, but in a GOOD way) with the answers. The books in written Q & A format and the responses are conversational and chatty.

Basic questions such as, "Why is the sky blue?" and "What are sneezes for, anyway?" along with, "Where did the Moon come from?" to "Will computers ever be smarter than people?" are among the numerous queries posed and will keep those certain kids that love to ask "those" questions busy reading. There are lists sprinkled throughout the book. One such list called, "Top 10 Killer Animals" kept my students guessing because of the surprising answers. This book is good to read as a group, or for individual reading.

There are also plenty of nasty/gross questions along with even more delightfully disgusting answers. They liked it, so I like it.
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"Why is Snot Green" is great book because it makes science fun. This book allows the reader (both young and old) to learn without the monotony of a typical science book. Targeted towards the interests of young scientists, this book allows children to learn about science in a entertaining way. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about science without the drudgery of a traditional text book.
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This book was fun, fact-filled, and a real delight to read, even for me. Once the author opened his topics, he tracked down all the related juicy stuff I wish I'd been creative enough to ask when I was a kid. Silly -- but TOTALLY smart.
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I am really pleased with this book.It is an interesting and funny book.In fact I wish there was a 5 star option.No 10 star!!!!!!!!!!Or prehaps 100!Actually minimum 1000000!!!!!!!!!! I also recomend blood,bones,guts and stuff.Murphy has written many hilarious books which I highly enjoyed reading.I really recomend his books.
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