To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space (October 2016; ISBN: 978-1-5545-1854-8; $22.95) by NASA astronaut Dr. Dave Williams and children’s writer Loredana Cunti, an entertaining and educational look at the weird, wild, and wonderful ways the human body copes with zero gravity for aspiring astronauts ages 7-10.Please like us on facebook so you can get updates, new giveaway listings, and more
Dr. Dave brings his first-hand experience with two flights on the Space Shuttle and three spacewalks on the International Space Station to the kind of “gross” questions that intrigue and amuse middle schoolers: How do astronauts use the bathroom? What happens when they pick their noses? What kind of underwear do they wear? Why is burping in space dangerous? How do they get water? (Answer: advanced systems treat and purify liquid waste, turning it into drinking water – bottoms up!). He also explains the science behind the strange physical phenomena astronauts experience, such as floating in midair, getting taller, and losing bone density (hint: it all has to do with microgravity).By simplifying complex concepts with age-appropriate language and featuring actual photos of astronauts like Dr. Dave in space, quirky cartoon illustrations, fun fact sidebars, an index, and further reading suggestions – this jam-packed guide will keep young readers learning both in and out of the classroom, whether they’re aiming for the moon or studying the stars.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space
by: Paige V
My oldest son is nine years old and fascinated with all things space. I am so excited to have gotten this book for review to share with you all. I have personally flipped through the book and love all of the facts that are included in here. As you can tell from the title, it is funny but so very educational for those wanting to become an astronaut, or those that are just really fascinated with space. While I am holding this one back for a Christmas present, I find all of the information exciting and I know that my son will too, and this will definitely become one of his new favorites! The book is easy to read and offers pictures and cartoon pictures to keep the interest of kids from age 7-11.
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