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What Happens to a Hamburger? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

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What happens to food when you eat it?

Read and find out about your digestive system and how it turns food into energy your body can use.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published May 8th 2001 by HarperCollins (first published 1970)
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Christine
Apr 28, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing
My 4yr old picked this book. I was skeptical but after we read it together a few times, she really understood the digestive tract and what happens to the food she eats. It is put in a simple, easy-to-understand manner that she easily 'get's it'. And she is sooo happy to know about this stuff, it was surprising.

Since at this age, kids are really interested in their bodily functions, I feel this is a must-have book for parents to help answer their curiosity and give their children interesting know
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Sarah Adamson
This looks like a bit of a random book but when my daughter picked it out, I realized it would start a new topical interest.
This book is actually really really well written. It explains the process of digestion in simple yet scientific terms with really clear diagrams. It inspired a great learning lesson in a scientific way not leaving a lot of space for potty humor which was great for me! Going to look for others in this series.
Heather
This was a fun and easy look at the digestive system. My kids enjoyed it and were able to narrate back with ease. The illustrations of the digestive system itself were clear and colorful. I know the book has been redone, and it may be worth seeking out, but I have this older version so can only comment on it.

For K-1 this would really be all you need. You would need to add a few more things for the rest of elementary.

A good, solid book.
Katrina Kim
Mar 09, 2013 Katrina Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ece-3601, science
Students: Kindergarten- 2nd grade

Taught concepts:
-Digestion
- Gullet
- Stomach
- Intestines
- Food (organic/processed)
- Food that the body cannot see

The book teaches how each body part transform food consumed

* After lunch read this book then at the end have the students draw and write what they think is happening to their lunch!
Adrienne
Feb 25, 2008 Adrienne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kids around 3
Shelves: children-s-books
Either my science education was woeful or this is a good book. I actually learned (or, relearned) about the digestive system. It introduced Eleanor to molecules and basic bodily organs. It's not disgusting and a really fun read.
Samantha
Jul 21, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing
After reading this, I learned something new. Definitely an informative read that anyone can understand. Love the illustrations too.
Seher Patka
Nov 22, 2010 Seher Patka rated it it was amazing
Shelves: informative
Excellent book on digestion. Takes a tour through the mouth, stomach, and intestines. Lesson for science.
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