It Takes Guts: How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (and Poop) (Paperback)

It Takes Guts: How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (and Poop) By Jennifer Dr Gardy, Belle Wuthrich (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer Dr Gardy, Belle Wuthrich (Illustrator)
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Winner of the 2023 AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books

An illustrated book about the digestive system and microbiome for young readers, from famous (and funny) scientist Dr. Jennifer Gardy.

Everybody eats, and everybody poops. Pretty ordinary stuff, right?

But what happens in between is far from ordinary That's where your digestive system--also known as your gut--works its magic.

It Takes Guts is an excellent, science-based resource for classroom learning and home-schooling for kids age 9 to 13, with information about:
  • The surprising role that food and digestion play in your mood and immune system.
  • The amazing tools your body uses to break down food including acids, which do their thing without burning a hole in your stomach
  • The incredible truth that not all bacteria is bad Billions of "helpful bacteria" belong in your gut.
  • And so much more
Dr. Jennifer Gardy also takes stomach-turning detours to investigate the science behind burps, barfs, and farts, proving that learning about the wonderful world of your gut--takes guts

About the Author

Dr. Jennifer Gardy is a scientist who has worked at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and is now part of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria team. She appears frequently on television programs such as CBC, The Nature of Things, the Discovery Channel, and Daily Planet. She lives in Chicago.Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer specializing in books for young readers. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Belle has contributed to more than a dozen books for kids, a number of which have won awards or been republished internationally.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781778401640
ISBN-10: 1778401643
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: March 14th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English