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The Resource What's eating you? : parasites--the inside story, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Neal Layton

What's eating you? : parasites--the inside story, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Neal Layton

Label
What's eating you? : parasites--the inside story
Title
What's eating you?
Title remainder
parasites--the inside story
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Neal Layton
Title variation
  • What is eating you?
  • Whats eating you?
Title variation remainder
parasites--the inside story
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mites and lice, fleas, ticks, and tapeworms -- most living creatures that have a habitat also are a habitat, including you (are you itchy yet?). Unwelcome guests -- parasites -- are everywhere, from the barnacles hitching a ride on a humpback whale's head to the tiny flies that control a bee's brain and make it literally dig its own grave. Now an expert team returns for an in-depth look at how these insidious critters do it, whether it's leaping aboard moving targets or morphing their body shapes, and what their unwitting hosts have learned to do to fight back and reclaim their space
Review
Gr 3–6— This unique book looks at parasites that live both in and on animals, including humans. The text is clear and provides the basic facts with a definite gross-out appeal that students will enjoy. Common parasites like ticks, lice, and mosquitoes are included along with more unusual varieties, such as horsehair worms and tapeworms. Davies describes what parasites are, how they live, and how they reproduce. The cartoon illustrations, some in panels and some full page, and the dialogue balloons add a humorous touch. This title has enough information for reports but will also be devoured as general reading.—Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA --Christine Markley (Reviewed March 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 3, p217)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
232109
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Nicola
Dewey number
591.6/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
NC1040L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QL757
LC item number
D38 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
6.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Layton, Neal
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parasites
  • Parasites
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
parasites--the inside story
Label
What's eating you? : parasites--the inside story, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Neal Layton
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
721121
Dimensions
16 x 25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
60 pages
Isbn
9780763634605
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007025634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763634605
  • (OCoLC)145379881
Label
What's eating you? : parasites--the inside story, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Neal Layton
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
721121
Dimensions
16 x 25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
60 pages
Isbn
9780763634605
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007025634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763634605
  • (OCoLC)145379881

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