Sick!: The Twists and Turns Behind Animal Germs
When a super sickness lands on the land, when a parasite becomes more than a pest, when an infection ignites an epidemic, what's a body to do? Your body is an animal body, so why not ask the animals?
Follow the scientists, around the world and into their labs, who are studying animals and the germs that attack them. From fungus-ridden frogs with fevers to bacteria-resistant buzzards and everything in-between, animals have A LOT to teach us about infections. But-reader beware!!-the story of germs is filled with twists and turns.
In this fascinating, highly visual nonfiction book packed with colorful, comic-style art, you'll discover not only the cool ways that animal bodies (and our bodies) fight back against pesky pathogens, but also the amazing and surprising ways we can learn to work together with germs.
Sick! The Twists and Turns Behind Animal Germs is written by Heather L. Montgomery with graphic novel-style art from Lindsey Leigh.
Praise for Sick!: The Twists and Turns Behind Animal Germs
“Keeping her tone conversational, occasionally relying on anthropomorphizing, and framing her stories as mysteries, Montgomery makes even the most complex concept concrete and digestible--young readers won't just understand the microbiology at play; they'll enjoy the subject too. Illustrations throughout also enhance clarity as well as (especially in short comic panels) keeping the book fun. A pathologically good time.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Exhilarating case studies of science and of scientists in action . . . [and] a convincing argument for thinking about our relationship with our teeming microbial neighbors.” —Booklist
“A well-stirred slurry of facts and fun for strong-stomached “poop sleuths.”” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on WHO GIVES A POOP
“Equal parts informative and grotesquely fascinating.” —School Library Journal, starred review, on WHO GIVES A POOP