Inside Your Insides by Claire Eamer
A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home

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?Wherever you go, tiny hitchhikers tag along for the ride,? this intriguing illustrated nonfiction book begins. ?The hitchhikers are actually microbes --- tiny living things so small that you need a microscope to see them. And every person carries around trillions and trillions of these critters.? Six of the most common ?critters? that live in and on our bodies are introduced here: bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, protists and mites. Each one has its own preferred environment, and readers will be startled (and likely a little grossed out!) by the many places they live, including the hair follicles on our faces, the folds of our tongues and the lengths of our guts. Just as surprising, only some of them are ?bad guys? that cause disease, and many of them are actually ?good guys? that keep us healthy. There's even research currently being done on ways to improve or fix our collection of microbes as a way to make us healthier. Author Claire Eamer's clear, well-organized and accessible writing --- augmented throughout with fun facts and silly microbe jokes in sidebars --- keeps the book interesting and enjoyable. Marie-Ève Tremblay's bright and cheerfully funny illustrations bring the details to delightful life. With its cutting-edge information about a topic children will find fascinating, this book makes an excellent complement to a life science lesson on the human body. It would also work well for a class on healthy living. A table of contents, glossary and index are included.
 

About Claire Eamer

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Claire Eamer's writing focuses primarily on science, environmental topics and history. As well as non-fiction, though, Claire also writes fiction and has had stories published in several magazines and a science fiction anthology. While living in the Yukon, she wrote a long-running weekly newspaper on Yukon science, as well as reports on several aspects of Yukon history. She also spent more than three years coordinating a climate change research network. After living in Whitehorse, Yukon, for many years, Claire now lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.Marie-Eve Tremblay is an illustrator living in Montreal, Quebec. Her clients include Today's Parent, as well as numerous French-language publications. Books she has illustrated include La vengeresse masquée et le Loup (The Masked Avenger and the Wolf), written by Pierrette Dubé and published by Les 400 coups, as well as the interactive board books Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Our World (2015) and Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Dinosaurs (2015), published by HarperCollins.
 
Published September 6, 2016 by Kids Can Press. 36 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Gr 3–6—For readers who are curious about the trillions of microbes they carry around inside and outside their body, this book provides clear information in a friendly, amusing style that is a blast to read. ("Where will you find your collection of microbes? Everywhere! They're inside and outside ...

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