How is elephant, panda, and sheep poop turned into paper? Can seabird droppings really be used to make explosives? And why are coffee beans that pass through the digestive system of a small furry animal the most expensive in the world? Poop might be considered a waste product, but many people around the world see no reason to let it go to waste. As yucky as it might seem, poop can actually have many unexpected uses. This new Science Slam!title will engross readers--and gross them out! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With fascinating photographs and surprising, high-interest facts about a material that we don't usually read about, the book makes learning about excrement poop-sitively amazing!