You Can't Take Your Body to a Repair Shop by Fred Ehrlich
A Book About What Makes You Sick

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Jam-packed with information -- grown-ups will learn from this book, too! It's written by a doctor with more than thirty years experience treating children and families.
The latest addition to the popular You Can't... series focuses on common illnesses that affect children. Fred Ehrlich explains what makes you sick in easy-to-understand prose. He makes distinctions, such as between bacteria and virus, clear. At once engaging and sympathetic, Dr. Ehrlich touches on everyday illnesses such as: tummy aches, vomiting, diarrhea, colds and flu, warts and pimples, and various allergies.
In the time-tested format that made You Can't Taste a Pickle with Your Ear so funny, the book includes humorous verse to complement the matter-of-fact text and is delightfully punctuated by Amanda Haley's madcap illustrations to ensure a tone that is at once light and reassuring. In fact, Dr. Ehrlich is careful not to frighten children, reminding us all that most of the time our bodies work just fine, and that even when we're sick, our bodies usually get well by themselves.

About Fred Ehrlich

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Harriet Ziefert has written many children's books for HarperCollins including "What's A Vacation?" and "When Will Santa Come, " both illustrated by Claire Schumacher, the Bear Boar Books, illustrated by Susan Baum, and "Scooter's Christmas, " illustrated by Rick Brown. Ms. Ziefert lives in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Simms Taback has collaborated with Harriet Ziefert on many HarperCollins children's books. Some of their titles include "Noisy Barn!, Zoo Parade!, " and the sticker book readers, "On Our Way to the Forest" and "On Our Way to the Water." Mr. Taback lives in New York City. Amanda Haley has illustrated "When You Were a Baby." She has also done illustrations for "American Girl" magazine, "Teen, Girls Life, " Pleasant Company, C.R. Gibson, and American Greetings.
Published August 26, 2004 by Blue Apple Books. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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