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From infestations of fleas and head lice to malaria-spreading mosquitoes and bacteria, a multitude of creatures live, eat, reproduce, and fulfill their life cycles…all on and inside our bodies! Filled with fascinating facts, Gross Body Invaders takes young readers on a voyage that will reveal our own bodies as habitats for a shocking array of organisms that both help and hurt us every day of our lives. Combining vivid, full-color microscope images and a controlled text, Gross Body Invaders is guaranteed to get young readers squirming to find out more about the world that is feeding and breeding within the dark, microscopic spaces of our bodies. Kids will also learn ways that they can get rid of harmful body invaders and treat the conditions that they cause.

 
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 9781617721274, 9781617721717, 9781617722158
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 578.6'5
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 990
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 7.4
Author Ruth Owen
 

Gross Body 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.

Gross Body Invaders

This book is guaranteed to make readers say “Ew-www!” Part of the Up Close and Gross series, this book lives up to its name. Readers get a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photo tour of creatures that call your body home. Nothing says “gross” like a picture of a chigoeflea at 200x burrowed into your skin with only its abdomen sticking out. The business end of a hookworm at 645x along with a concise description of its life cycle, will keep shoes on your feet and dirty hands from your mouth forever. Did I mention the mites that live in the follicles of your eyelashes? See them at 600x! Each creature is accompanied by a short paragraph that presents interesting information about its life cycle, habitat preferences, or feeding method. A glossary, bibliography and online resource list allow your budding Leeuwenhoek to learn more. The text includes a quick description of SEM and how the specimen is prepared. Definitely a motivator to promote reading and/or chasing other students around the room with scary pictures.

Gross Body Invaders

This book is guaranteed to make readers say “Ew-www!” Part of the Up Close and Gross series, this book lives up to its name. Readers get a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photo tour of creatures that call your body home. Nothing says “gross” like a picture of a chigoeflea at 200x burrowed into your skin with only its abdomen sticking out. The business end of a hookworm at 645x along with a concise description of its life cycle, will keep shoes on your feet and dirty hands from your mouth forever. Did I mention the mites that live in the follicles of your eyelashes? See them at 600x! Each creature is accompanied by a short paragraph that presents interesting information about its life cycle, habitat preferences, or feeding method. A glossary, bibliography and online resource list allow your budding Leeuwenhoek to learn more. The text includes a quick description of SEM and how the specimen is prepared. Definitely a motivator to promote reading and/or chasing other students around the room with scary pictures.

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