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Gee Whiz! It's all About Pee

by Susan E. Goodman

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This book is a really fun informational book thats all about, as the title would suggest, pee. It has diagrams, fun facts, and both scientific and historical information about the subject. This book would be a great picture book to use with older elementary students, but it also lends itself to be used in smaller sections, so some small fun facts or stories could be used for mini-lessons with even younger students. ( )
  ShelbyEllis | Nov 26, 2016 |
Soaked with facts about all facets of the world of pee, from bathroom technology throughout history to the many ways animal urinary systems have evolved to suit their different needs. Did you know a vampire bat pees out water almost as fast as it drinks blood, or that in Leonardo da Vinci recommended building houses with spiral staircases to fight a Renaissance custom of peeing in the corner? I didn't, until I read this book. A great STEM read that's sure to make a splash with kids interested in toilet stuff! Pictures are busy and cartoony, and illustrate the text but aren't really integrated with it--if there was one thing that rained on my parade, it's that the "bathroom of the future" is presented as fact instead of speculation (and just look at any factbook from a few decades ago to see what the track record of that kind of thing is), but that's two pages out of the book. ( )
  PlasticAtoms | Feb 16, 2014 |
Even though I found myself saying, "Ewww!" through most of this book, I could not put it down. It was very informative about how our body produces urine and how people have used urine for different things throughout history. There are also sections on how different animals use urine to clean themselves, attract mates or to fight with other animals. The illustrations are funny and the book has lots of little known, funny anecdotes throughout the chapters. This is another excellent source of information for the young readers that are not excited about biology in texts. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! ( )
  laurenryates | Apr 29, 2012 |
Gee Whiz! It's All About Pee has extremely insightful information. The author discusses various facts about pee or urine, such as using it to soften skin and to activate gun powder. There is a brief hisotry of how people pee, both men and women standing and sitting. Another fun fact about pee the story shares with readers is how animals use it as an attraction, distraction, and war. The number one fact out of the hundreds in this book is how doctors before technology was available used pee to detect diabetes by placing it on the ground and seeing if the ants would be attracted to it. ( )
  Mitzi.Galvez | Apr 12, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067006064X, Hardcover)

Kids love to read about gross things like pee. But few realize how fascinating, and even educational, the subject can be. You can learn about all sorts of things from pee—American history (Civil War belles hoarded urine for making gunpowder); the animal kingdom (when lobsters fight they squirt each other with pee from bladders on either side of their eyes); even espionage (scientists are using urine to classify "odortypes" that will identify individuals as accurately as their fingerprints).

In this sequel to the wildly popular The Truth About Poop, Susan E. Goodman and cartoonist Elwood H. Smith bring their humorous touch to a book that’s overflowing with compelling, if stomach-churning, information.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:35 -0400)

"Few realize how fascinating, and even educational, this subject can be. You can learn about all sorts of things from pee--American history (Civil War belles hoarded urine for making gunpowder); the animal kingdom (when lobsters fight they squirt each other with pee from bladders on either side of their eyes); even espionage (scientists are using urine to classify "odortypes" that will identify individuals as accurately as their fingerprints).--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress… (more)

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