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SAMMY'S DAY AT THE FAIR; THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Featuring Gut Feelings and reactions

Author: Jerome Tiller

Illustrator: Paul Tiller

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Publisher: ArtWrite Productions, a Division of Beaver's Pond Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Sammy starts his day at the fair as a hungry boy who craves a delicious corn dog that he remembers from last year. The author does a terrific job of describing how Sammy’s brain acts as the control center of all his actions, sending hormones to all parts of the digestive system and making him fell hungry. This event-based book describes the affect of what we eat and how our bodies process food.

Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 6 to 10

Reading Level: 4.8

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: This is a very well-written children’s book that clearly and accurately explains the processes and functions of the digestive system. Unlike most books, it is able to relate the digestive system to daily life in order to help young learners understand the complex processes of digestion through an easier method. This book will definitely be appealing and helpful to students of all ages, from age 8-100+

Adult Reader Reaction: This book may or may not change your junk food habits, but it should open your eyes. Including the food pyramid and other helpful information made this a valuable read.

Pros: This is a clearly illustrated yet easy-to-understand description of the jobs of all the parts of the digestive system according to what Sammy experiences and eats. It provides several valuable tools and information that help improve people’s understanding of the digestive system and healthy ways of living.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: This one goes both ways. Parents will want to borrow this, as it is one of those books that may be the pneumatic your child needs to remember health information. Schools will want this for their teaching library.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ROUGHING (Sports Stories Series)   STEROID DECEIT: A BODY WORTH DYING FOR?   JUMP, FROG, JUMP!

Educational Themes: You can use this book for easy to swallow lessons, whether it is teaching digestion or making healthy food choices.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, health, science

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2005, September 2006

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