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Rotten!
Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature's Other Decomposers
By (author): Anita Sanchez Illustrated by: Gilbert Ford
9781328841650 Hardcover, Cloth over boards English Age (years) from 7 - 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology Jan 22, 2019 Print Run: 20000
$24.99 CAD
Active 7 x 9 x 0.51 in 96 pages Full-color illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HMH Books for Young Readers
A funny and fact-filled look at decomposition in all of its slimy glory, illustrated with dazzling full-color art by Gilbert Ford. Vultures, fungi, dung beetles, and more aid in this fascinating and sometimes smelly aspect of the life cycle that’s right under our noses.

What’s that terrible smell? It’s the revolting scent of rot. But being rotten isn’t necessarily bad. If nothing ever rotted, nothing new could live.
Decomposition may seem like the last stop on the food chain, but it’s just the beginning. When dead plants and animals decay, they give life to a host of other creatures, and each one helps ecosystems thrive. Decomposition happens in the forest, the ocean—even in your stomach and between your teeth! From vultures and sharks to bacteria, maggots, mushrooms, and more, discover the dirty rotten truth about one of nature’s most fascinating processes.

Anita Sanchez is the author ofItch! Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch and other books about science, nature, and wildlife. anitasanchez.com

Gilbert Ford is the illustrator ofItch! Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch.He has written and illustrated many books for children.gilbertford.com

"Thankfully, most stuff rots. This colorfully illustrated effort is aimed at a grade school audience that's sure to be appreciative of an oft-stinky subject."--Kirkus

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Rot in all its forms is on ­delightfully disgusting display in this introduction to decomposition."--School Library Journal

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Even readers who don’t buy the claim that "decomposition can seem . . . almost magical” will come away appreciating how artfully nature moves in cycles."--Booklist

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Librarians who are “decomposing” their science collections in the interest of promoting fresh growth will want to take a look at this title."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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