Burp!: The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about Eating (Mysterious You)

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The unique Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities. In Burp!, kids discover all kinds of fascinating facts about food and eating, such as what food is made of, how your body breaks it down, why you have cravings, how sight and smell affect what you taste and lots more. Did you know? * You use energy even when you are asleep -- 65 calories an hour, in fact. * France's Michel Lotito (a.k.a. Mr. Eat Everything) eats bicycles, chandeliers, wooden coffins and light airplanes for a living!

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Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.

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The human body is also explored in two titles in the Mysterious You series: Burp! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Eating and Hmm? The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Memory, both by Diane Swanson, illus. by Rose Cowles. In Burp! Swanson explains the functions of the human body parts using a combination of facts ("Your stomach is a J-shaped elastic sac that can stretch to hold about 1.5 L [1Ù qt.] of food"), anecdotes ("Boiled briefcases, lipstick, sawdust and plaster made for bizarre food in 1941, when war trapped 3 million starving people in Leningrad, Russia") and child-oriented experiments. With contents such as "The Memory Machine," "Drawing a Blank" and "Sharpening Your Memory," Hmm? offers a similar treatment of how memory works; both books feature cartoon illustrations.

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