What kid is going to say no to reading a book with two hundred fifth-one facts about scat, frass, and dung? In Cusick’s new book, Get the Scoop on Animal Poop: From Lions to Tapeworms, 251 Cool Facts about Scat, Frass, Dung, and More!, readers can find out just about anything on the topic of animal poop.
In her introduction, Cusick informs readers that they have an important decision to make: whether to show adults this book. She writes that educating adults is no for the faint of heart!
The book begins with the wide range of terms for body waste. Who knew that when you are talking frass, you are discussing insect waste and spraint is the word for otter feces. Who knew? (Not my spell checker who things those two words are mispelled.)
Each chapter is a two page spread with inviting titles. Information is easily accessible.. Examples include:
Parasites in Paradise
The Latrine Scene
Wild And Wacky
There’s an invitation to learn more, a glossary, bibliography, and index.
With a nonfiction book like this, 2012 is off to a good start.
Title: Get the Scoop on Animal Poop: From Lions to Tapeworms, 251 Cool Facts about Scat, Frass, Dung, and More!,
Author: Dawn Cusick
Reading Level: 3-5
Publisher: Imagine! Publishing
Source: Sent by publisher upon request for review.
Nonfiction Monday is at Wendie’s Wanderings.