Why Is Snot Green?

And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)

Glenn Murphy

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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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  Lost in Space


The universe can be a pretty dizzying place.It was born in an almighty explosion of energy. It’s so massively, hugely, immensely enormous that it’s almost impossible to imagine how big it really is. Within it, there are spinning planets, burning suns, icy comets, and vast clouds of floating dust and rock. Planets, moons, and asteroids whip around each other like cosmic dance partners. Stars are born, stars die, and stars collapse into mysterious black holes in space.But why did it turn out that way?Where is it all headed?Are we all alone in it?And come

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“Students will find this a fun book to browse independently or share with friends. An excellent choice for reluctant readers in search of entertaining, informative nonfiction.” —School Library Journal

“Parents who slugged through science back in the day might want to take a peek, and science teachers confronting the lost, the confused, or the disengaged should welcome this as a lively back-up plan.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This will be devoured by even the most reluctant readers or scientists.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Reluctant readers will find both format and subject appealing. Public libraries and media centers should acquire multiple copies, if possible, to meet certain demand.” —VOYA

“Children will have fun browsing the spacious pages and sharing what they read with adults, who can join in the explanations about complex stuff, including time travel and Einstein’s theory of relativity.” —Booklist


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About the Author

Glenn Murphy

GLENN MURPHY gathered many of the questions he includes in this book from his years in the Explainer team at the Science Museum in London. He now lives in Raleigh, NC.

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

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
April 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596435001
ISBN10: 1596435003
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages, Black-and-white line illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 970L

$11.99

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Square Fish
April 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429997454
ISBN10: 1429997451
Middle-Grade Nonfiction240 pages, Black-and-white line illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$8.55
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