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Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is, How do you go to the toilet in space? This book not only answers that question, but many others about the effect of zero gravity on the human body: How do you brush your hair in space? What happens when you sweat? What does food taste like? The best thing is that the answers are provided by Dr. Dave Williams, a NASA astronaut who speaks from first-hand experience. Written for kids ages 7 to 10, this book uses age-appropriate language to explain the different phenomena that astronauts encounter during a mission. The bright, colorful pages, short blocks of text accompanied by photos and humorous illustrations make this a very attractive choice for young readers. The opening message from Dr. Dave empowers kids to follow his example by believing in themselves and following their dreams.

To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space

TO BURP OR NOT TO BURP: A GUIDE TO YOUR BODY IN SPACE is an informative and humorous look at what happens to your body in space – by someone who's been there.

Written by Dave Williams & Loredana Cunti
Illustrated by Theo Krynauw
Annick Press
ISBN-13: 9781554518531
56 pages
Grade 2-5 [Ages: 7-10]

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2017 - Short-listed, Book of the Year Award finalist, Foreword Reviews

2017 - Long-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards nomination

2017 - Short-listed, American Association for the Advancement of Science SB&F Prize finalist

2017 - Short-listed, Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association

2017 - Long-listed, Information Book Award finalist, Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables

2018 - Runner-up, Green Book Festival Award, Runner-Up

2017 - Short-listed, Canadian Science Writers’ Association Youth Book Award finalist

2017 - Nominated, Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association

2017 - Nominated, Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination

2017 - Nominated, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

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Did you know? 
Loredana Cunti offers author visits for elementary schools!

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