Why Is Snot Green?: And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 240 pages
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Scientific answers to mysteries kids really want to know.

Sure a lot of kids want to grow up to be astronauts, but according to scientist Glenn Murphy, even MORE kids want to know what happens to astronaut farts. (Short answer: Not good things!) And they want to know: Why don't all fish die from lightening storms? Why haven't we all been sucked into a black hole? Do animals talk? Told in a back-and-forth conversational style, Why is Snot Green? presents science just the way kids want to learn it--with lots of laughter.


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User Review  - Miss_Annie_O - LibraryThing

This is a funny book for kids ages 8-14. It is full of fun facts about a variety of topics, mostly the human body and space. The way it is written makes kids (and adults) want to read more, all while ... Read full review

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User Review  - ejoy13 - LibraryThing

Why Is Snot Green is a funny book that takes common questions and explains them scientifically. This is a great book for middle school boys who are reluctant about science and reading. This book could ... Read full review

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Lost in Space
The Angry Planet
Animal Answers
Being Human
Fantastic Futures

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About the author (2009)

GLENN MURPHY gathered many of the questions he includes in Why Is Snot Green? from his years in the Explainer team at the Science Museum in London. He now lives in Raleigh, NC.

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