To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space

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To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space, by Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti and illustrated by Theo Krynauw

Synopsis: Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is “How do you go to the toilet in space?”

This book not only answers that question, but many others about the effect of zero gravity on the human body:
How do you brush your hair in space? What happens when you sweat? What does food taste like?

The best thing is that the answers are provided by Dr. Dave Williams, a NASA astronaut who speaks from first-hand experience. Written for kids ages 7 to 10, this book uses age-appropriate language to explain the different phenomena that astronauts encounter during a mission. The bright, colorful pages, short blocks of text accompanied by photos and humorous illustrations make this a very attractive choice for young readers. The opening message from Dr. Dave empowers kids to follow his example by believing in themselves and following their dreams.

Published: October 2016 | ISBN: 978-1554518531 | Ages: 7-10 years

Mini-bio: Dafydd Rhys “Dave” Williams OC is a Canadian physician, public speaker and a retired CSA astronaut. Williams was a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions. Wikipedia

Mini-bio: Loredana Cunti is a specialist in children’s entertainment, a former Senior Vice President of Children’s Programming at Universal Pictures and a Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef. Loredana has developed a number of book-based characters for television including Geronimo Stilton, Pink Panther, and most recently George Green by Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

Mini-bio: Theo Krynauw was born in Limpopo, South Africa, in a small town inhabited by bespectacled people in khaki shorts. After reading The Far Side in his early 20s, while avoiding university work, he realized that comedy and drawing were particular avenues that called his name. Since then he has dedicated himself to sharpening his craft. His particular interests (both in life and in art) are science and the natural world, domestic animals, history, and dark or dry humor. His biggest influences are Gary Larson, Peter Sellers, Merchant and Gervais, and Vincent Van Gogh. – Adapted from Annick Press

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Paperback Edition: To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space (Dr. Dave — Astronaut)
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