Books by Joanne Settel

YOUR AMAZING DIGESTION FROM MOUTH THROUGH INTESTINE by Joanne Settel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2019

"From plate to poop, / the inside scoop. What's not to love? (index) (Informational poetry. 6-10)"
What happens to food / once it's been chewed. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1999

Fans of all things gross, revolting, and disgusting will find plenty to applaud in this round-up of animal behaviors and habits for survival in the natural world. Eating, egg-laying, sheltering, tricking, and defending are all common comportment in the wide universe of animals, birds, insects, and parasites. A swallowtail butterfly larva mimics the shape of a bird dropping, a braconid wasp feasts on caterpillar guts, a honey ant regurgitates nectar for its colony, a tongue worm sets up house in the mucus of a dog's nose. Exploding soldier ants, ticks bursting with blood, vomiting vampire bats—the characters described here are not for the faint of heart or feeble of stomach. If there's a misstep, it's that the plain presentation—predominant text against a stark white background, interspersed with a few full-color photographs—undersells the high-interest subject matter suggested by such jazzy chapter headings as "Ballooning Birds," "Gulping Eyeballs," and "Underwater Bloodsucker." To aid readers, scientific terms are accentuated in italic typeface, defined in a glossary, and located with use of an index. (Nonfiction. 7-12) Read full book review >