Sunday, October 16, 2016
To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space
author: Dr. Dave Williams
average rating: 4.15
read at: 2016/10/16
date added: 2016/10/16
shelves: children-s, non-fiction
'To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space' by real astronaut Dr. Dave Williams along with Loredana Cunti and illustrations by Theodore Key answers the really interesting questions about space travel, or at least the ones most kids are likely to ask.
This book sets out to let the reader know about bodily functions in space. When you have less gravity, how do you eat, sleep and poop? What does brushing your teeth look like? Are you taller or shorter in space? What do you do if you're not hungry or you can't get rid of food you've eated? And the most important question: To Burp or Not to Burp? The answer to that one is "no" but I'll let you read the book to find out.
Filled with illustrations and photos of astronauts and cosmonauts in space, it's just the sort of information I would have wanted when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. I still want this kind of information, but I usually read Mary Roach (see 'Packing for Mars'}. For the younger, curious readers, this is filled with all kinds of interesting and gross information. Curiosity leads to adventure and discovery, according to Dr. Dave, and I agree with him.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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