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Title:
Why I sneeze, shiver, hiccup, and yawn
Author:
Berger, Melvin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
An introduction to reflex acts that explains why we sneeze, shiver, hiccup, and yawn.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Why I cough, sneeze, siver, hiccup, & yawn. New York : Crowell, c1983.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
480 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 41753.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.2 2 Quiz: 24240 Guided reading level: O.
ISBN:
9780060281441

9780060281434

9780064451932
Format :
Book

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Ka-choo! Brrr. Yawnnnn.

Have you ever wondered what makes you sneeze when you're in a dusty room? Or shiver when you get out of the bathtub? Or yawn when you're tired? All of these actions are reflexes. Your body makes them happen even though you don't tell it to.

Budding young scientists will be amazed as Melvin Berger and Paul Meisel reveal the mysteries behind the reflexes that happen in our bodies every day and offer fun-filled experiments to try on family and friends. Let's Read and Find Out Science, Stage 2.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This newly illustrated edition of Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn (Crowell, 1983) offers very basic explanations. In his trademark succinct style, Berger describes how automatic reflexes cause us to try to generate heat (shivering) or to get more oxygen (yawning). He also explains that the nervous system carries messages back and forth from the brain like telephone wires, and that these automatic reflexes help protect us from burning ourselves, from breathing in foreign objects, etc. In this new edition, the author suggests ways to test one's reflexes and describes "startle" reflexes and goose bumps. The writing is simple but effective, and the charming, colorful pen-and-ink and watercolors are much more detailed than the original black-and-white artwork by Holly Keller. Attractive introductory nonfiction.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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