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Children will love becoming experts on excrement! From a pile of cow manure in a field to a huge murky cloud of whale feces in the ocean, there’s a lot of poop being made every day. Every animal makes poop, but did you know that this stinky stuff can actually be useful? Ranging from food to building materials to fuel and even medicine, The Scoop on Poop uncovers the secret world of one of the world’s ickiest substances. This new Science Slam! series will engross readers—and gross them out! Each of the six books is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce children to bizarre and interesting facts. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will hold readers’ interests. These features will also introduce children to two fundamental components of scientific inquiry: making observations and drawing inferences. And, best of all, the activities are fun!

Title   ATOS Format Qty
The Scoop on Poop (6 titles) NEW
Cover: Building with Poop Building with Poop NEW
Cover: Poop Cures Poop Cures NEW
Cover: Poop Detectives Poop Detectives NEW
Cover: Poop Eaters Poop Eaters NEW
Cover: Poop Power Poop Power NEW
Cover: Poop's Many Uses Poop's Many Uses NEW
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series The Scoop on Poop
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781684022434, 9781684022977, 9781684023516
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 10 x 8
  • Poop Detectives, 2017 Eureka! Honor Award

Booklist Review for Poop Eaters

This study, one of six in the certain-to-be-popular Scoop on Poop series, begins with the cecotropes that little fuzzy bunnies excrete and then eat, and ends with a truly memorable photo of pooping whales. In between, Lawrence explains why certain animals eat poop: rodents and cassowaries to give nutrients a second pass through their digestive systems, baby elephants to add helpful digestive bacteria from a parent, dung beetles to feed themselves and their offspring, and leopard tortoises to supplement a calcium-poor diet with the ground-up bones in hyena stool. Anatomical diagrams join big, bright, labeled color photos to provide cogent visuals. A closing activity (requiring only paper and colored pencils!) reinforces the theme that it’s all part of nature’s food chain. Science education of the alimentary sort, with large helpings of “gross!”

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