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How are specially trained poop-sniffing dogs being used to help wild animals facing extinction? What can we learn about life in prehistoric times by examining fossilized dinosaur droppings? And how are poop detectives using DNA technology to help keep the streets clean? Got a dung dilemma or a poop mystery to solve? It’s time to call in the poop detectives! This 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!

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2018
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series The Scoop on Poop
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 10 x 8
ISBN 9781684022458, 9781684022991, 9781684023530
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 591.5
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Guided Reading Level P
Lexile Reading Level 840
Author Ellen Lawrence
  • 2017 Eureka! Honor Award, 2017

A Book and a Hug Blog Review of Poop Detectives

Want to go on a poop hunt? Grab your coat and let’s go see if we can find some poop. Maybe we’ll get lucky and our scat dog will find tiger poop or rhino poop or even whale poop?

Yes, filled with plenty of pictures of poop ranging from the prehistoric human poop to the globs floating in the ocean waters, this is a fact-filled, fascinating and gloriously gross informational text that explores every second grade boys favorite topic in a scientific way.

Do they really find prehistoric human poop? Real poop? What do they do with it? Why do they want to put glitter in rhino poop? It’s amazing what you’re about to discover about scientists and the power of poop.

Many of the photographs feature women veterinarians and scientists at work. An index, a list of science words (glossary) and a science lab feature round out the fun for readers who want to dig a little deeper into the world of poop.

This is going to be a reluctant reader favorite. This one series may turn the library into these children’s favorite place on Earth.

Activities for further learning
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Online learning supplement
Sources for further research
Table of contents
Full-color photographs