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From insects that chomp on chocolate and strawberries to grain weevils and fruit flies, the food we eat is not ours alone. Virtually everything we consume is a target for thousands of creatures, some of them harmful to our health and some helpful. Filled with fascinating facts, Disgusting Food Invaders welcomes young readers to feast their eyes on a host of tiny, uninvited dinner guests. Combining vivid, full-color microscope images and a controlled text that contains a wealth of information, Disgusting Food Invaders is guaranteed to make young readers come back to fill up on more facts and photos of the little animals right under their noses.

 
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF051050
Genre Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Nonfiction
Copyright 2011
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Up Close and Gross: Microscopic Creatures
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617721267, 9781617721724, 9781617722165
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 615.9'54
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 1000
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 6.5
Author Ruth Owen
 

Disgusting Food Invaders

Disgusting Food Invaders and Gross Body Invaders were named to the Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list for 2012.

Disgusting Food Invaders

The food we eat is also eaten by assorted insects and bacteria as the illustrations show in this addition to the Up Close and Gross: Microscopic Creatures series. Small circles on each page show the magnification for each creature Thrips can be seen if you look closely, but it helps to see them at 120 times actual size. Moths go into cereal and pasta boxes, and the food of choice for cheese mites is obvious. It’s easy to spot mold on bread, but fascinating to see how tiny the spores are even at 110 times their size. Rat hair and ant pieces can get packaged when food such as peanut butter is made or stored and maggots are welcome in the making of Sardinian Casu Marzu cheese. Bacteria rank among the most dangerous invaders of food; the common ones, Salmonella and E. coli, are shown super-magnified 7,000 times. The author explains how the illustrations were made and gives a Glossary. While the book will likely draw particular interest from boys because of its gross topic, the information is solid and great for reports.

Disgusting Food Invaders

With such appetite-suppressing chapter titles as “A Peanut Butter and Rat Hair Sandwich” and “Maggot Cheese, Anyone?,” this entry in the Up Close and Gross series gleefully plays up the unsavory side of its subject in a graphic view of the tiny creatures that often share our food. On each colorful spread, short, accessibly worded text-boxes mix with fascinating, microscopic views of “food invaders,” from helpful cheese mites, whose digestive juices can have a flavor-enhancing effect, to harmful E. coli, pictured in a deceptively lovely rainbow image of the bacteria clinging to the walls of a human digestive tract. Throughout, the simply phrased sentences make the concepts clear, but it’s the visuals that will attract the most attention and may lead children to the appended resources to search for more information about the hidden organisms humans ingest. Notes about how the photos were created and a glossary conclude this slender installment in a sure-to-be-popular science series.

Disgusting Food Invaders

With such appetite-suppressing chapter titles as “A Peanut Butter and Rat Hair Sandwich” and “Maggot Cheese, Anyone?,” this entry in the Up Close and Gross series gleefully plays up the unsavory side of its subject in a graphic view of the tiny creatures that often share our food. On each colorful spread, short, accessibly worded text-boxes mix with fascinating, microscopic views of “food invaders,” from helpful cheese mites, whose digestive juices can have a flavor-enhancing effect, to harmful E. coli, pictured in a deceptively lovely rainbow image of the bacteria clinging to the walls of a human digestive tract. Throughout, the simply phrased sentences make the concepts clear, but it’s the visuals that will attract the most attention and may lead children to the appended resources to search for more information about the hidden organisms humans ingest. Notes about how the photos were created and a glossary conclude this slender installment in a sure-to-be-popular science series.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs