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50 Poisonous Questions: A Book With Bite [Paperback]

Tanya Kyi , Ross Kinnaird

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Book Description

Jan. 20 2011 50 Questions

Warning: do not kiss golden dart frogs!

It's a toxic world out there. Poisonous snakes, toxic herbicides, noxious fumes -- poisons in one form or another are all around us. An innocent-looking flower may be lethal, and smog can make it impossible to breathe. Poisons can be the death of us, but they can also cure disease.

The second book in Annick's 50 Questions series provides answers to many intriguing questions, such as:

  • Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? No, douse it with vinegar!
  • Why was the Mad Hatter mad? From working with mercury nitrate.
  • Can venomous lizards cure diabetes? Yes, a drug used to treat the disease comes from the Gila monster's venom.

Poison Puzzles at the end of each chapter then test the readers' knowledge.

Young readers who want to avoid paint that kills or leaves that give blisters can explore the fascinating and dangerous world of poisons. And don't be afraid! The killer cartoons and dead-funny text are venom-free.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Annick Press (Jan. 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554512808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554512805
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 17.5 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #479,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is entertaining and informative and could be used as supplementary classroom material on a variety of biology, environmental or history related topics. (Kim Frail The Deakin Review of Children's Literature 2011-07-00)

Overall, a very excellent book for teens that should increase their knowledge by maintaining their interest. (Zachary G. Chauvin Resource Links 2011-06-00)

As previously demonstrated by last year's fun-filled 50 Burning Questions: A Sizzling History of Fire, Tanya Lloyd Kyi has no trouble balancing the sinister and the safe. (Quill and Quire 2011-02-00)

The sense of humour, compelling information, short readable pieces and catchy headings make this a pleasure for reading. (Aileen Wortley Canadian Children's Book News 2011-08-00)

Sickly green pages (which may be intended to reflect the nausea these substances cause) and red headlines might be just the thing to entice readers seeking intriguing facts. (Janet S. Thompson School Library Journal 2011-09-01)

About the Author

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books for young readers, including The Blue Jean Book and 50 Burning Questions: A Sizzling History of Fire. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator who has worked in London, Sydney and Hong Kong. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Humor + Facts + pinch of eeewww! = great for tweens March 8 2011
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This bright and energetic paperback book calls out to middle school readers who like their science with lots of pictures, frequent jokes and a healthy dose of "ick" factor worked in. Designed for browsing rather than research, it presents facts about snakes, berries, mushrooms, gases, minerals and all manner of other lethal substances using illustrations, quizzes, cartoons, and enough text surrounding it all to satisfy budding scientists as well as those looking for fun.

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