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Science Comics: The Digestive System: A Tour Through Your Guts

(Science Comics)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  13 reviews
In Science Comics: The Digestive System, visit the inside of your mouth, stomach, liver, intestines, and other organs that make up the gastrointestinal tract! Your guide to the gut is a friendly bacterium who will take you on a journey beyond imagination. Uncover how food is transformed into nutrients! Explore strange and dangerous glands! Behold the wonders of saliva, muc ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 23rd 2021 by First Second
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Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are seriously so much s books in the science comics series that I can’t even keep up. All of the books are packed with info and nicely illustrated, this one was no exception. “The digestive system: a tour through your guts” just what it seems like. The speaker, a small bacterium named “E” with an identity crisis wanders through the digestive system and teaches the readers about it, while also learning new things. The funny part about the speaker is that although it’s teaching the readers h ...more
Becky B
A graphic novel tour of the digestive system with the help of some friendly bacteria who give tours of the various stops along the way and tell how food is broken down at each point and what helps out in the process.

I taught Biology and AP Bio for several years, and even I learned a few things from this. (Like the fact that they’ve figured out the appendix actually does have a purpose in recent years.) This was incredibly thorough. AP Bio students could totally use this to review the digestive
Sep 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read and reviewed several Science Comics books previously. I generally find them to be very informative and fun for the kids. (Adults too.) While this book was plenty informative, it might have been too informative. There were a ton of complicated words right from the beginning and my kid’s (13yrs and 11) eyes just started to gloss over. True, there is a glossary in the back, but there were just too many terms to wrap their brains around. The pictures helped a little, but the best parts, ...more
Alex Engels
Thanks to Net Galley for the ARC.

This is an informative, maybe too informative, book about the digestive system. I haven't read a Science Comics book before but I thought they were meant for upper elementary students. This book would probably be too difficult for a lot of younger students. I thin that some high schoolers might find the language to be too much. I found myself glossing over some of the pages because it felt more like a textbook.

This would be a good addition to a school library and
Meredith Ann
A thorough and fun look at the digestive system. I love the use of a bacteria as the narrative, taking us along on their journey. Turning the different parts of the system into characters made it a lot more engaging than simply explaining them, even with colorful artwork. There is a lot of information in here so it may potentially overwhelm some readers. It's broken up so it's easy to stop and pick it up again but it's still a lot of info to consume. ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Science Comics: The Digestive System didn't disappoint. The illustrations were clear and the comic panels were easy to follow. Words combined with panels help the visual learner in understanding the human digestive system. It's not only helpful for those currently learning about the Digestive System, but helps satisfy the curiousity of children interested in learning about the human bodies. Another winner from Science Comics. ...more
Shauna Morrison
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from Jason Viola and First Second Books through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

This book contains a lot of information about the digestive system, at times it was a little dry, but I think this book will provide the most entertaining way for kids to learn about the digestive system. The illustrations were humorous and interesting.
Elzbieta Wisz
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of the Science Comic graphic novel series! What a fun way to lure students/kids into learning about new things. Graphic novels are very popular with my students at the moment. I was both intrigued and disgusted as I read about the digestive process! Great information.
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like all in the series this is brilliantly written, colourful and engaging. My son loved it and I’ll be ordering copies for school.
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was ok
Gross and highly detailed. Perfect for middle schoolers interested in biology.
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In this entry of Science Comics, artist and writer attempt to break down a complicated system and explain it with clever illustrations, narrated by bacteria found throughout the digestive system. Readers are taken through the major areas of digestion: the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and the rectum. Other organs discussed are the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and appendix. Vomit, burping, and farting are al
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