Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn



Read and find out about reflexes–including sneezing, shivering, hiccupping, and yawning–in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Have you ever wondered what makes you sneeze when you’re in a dusty room? Or shiver when you get out of the bathtub? Or yawn when you’re tired? All of these actions are reflexes. Your body makes them happen even though you don’t tell it to.

Budding young scientists will be amazed as Melvin Berger and Paul Meisel reveal the mysteries behind the reflexes that happen in our bodies every day and offer fun-filled experiments to try on family and friends.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It’s a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

    hands-on and visual

    acclaimed and trusted

    great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

    Entertain and educate at the same time

    Have appealing, child-centered topics

    Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers

    Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach

    Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations

    Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills

    Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists

    Meet national science education standards

    Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field

    Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids’ scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

ISBN: 9780064451932
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub Date: 01/2000
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 8.00h x 10.00w x 0.20d

Additional information

Weight 0.35 lbs
Dimensions 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.20 in