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                                                                    The Quest to Digest  
 The Quest to Digest       
  IRA/CBC Children's Choices for 2007
  A Parent's Choice Recommended Award Winner 
Why do we burp, vomit, and pass gas? What does food do for us? Readers will discover the answers to these and other pressing questions in this humorous, yet scientific, exploration of the human digestive system.
Follow an apple's journey as it wends its way past the mouth, down the esophagus, into the stomach, and through the small and large intestines.
"This is a well-illustrated book that both kids and adults will enjoy. The Quest to Digest is an easy, fun, interesting, accessible, entertaining account of the digestive process."
-- Science Books & Films

"This graphically appealing, colorful, and fact-rich "story" describes the importance of food to the body by following an apple as it goes through the human digestion system." 
--  School Library Journal


                               The Circulatory Story

                                  The Circulatory Story 

                    * Selected by the Junior Library Guild for books of 2010

Simple, humorous text and comic illustrations explain the basics of the circulatory system--the systemic, pulmonary, and coronary cicuits. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the body, and in the process learn how the body combats disease, perform gas exchanges, and fights plaque.


 From Booklist:
"Showing why “it’s great to circulate,” the author and illustrator of The Quest to Digest (2006) take young readers on an equally engaging ride through the heart, lungs, arteries, veins, capillaries, and back again. In the big, labeled cartoon illustrations a small, green Shmoo-like creature rides a red blood cell down a river of plasma (“YEE HAW!”), “passes gas” to a body cell in exchange for a bag of CO2, sits back to watch as white blood cells and platelets race to a skinned knee, then threateningly wards off a cheeseburger and other fatty, arterial plaque–causing foods. Corcoran’s breezy commentary lays out the whole 60,000-mile system in easy-to-understand terms, giving readers a chance to add words like erythrocyte, leukocyte, and sino-atrial node to their personal lexicons and closing with well-chosen books and Web sites to spur further investigation. An irresistible invitation to go with the flow. Grades 2-4."
--John Peters --This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.


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