Don’t flush: lifting the lid on the science of poo and wee

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By Richard Platt, Mary Platt, John Kelly (illustrator)

Synopsis: This book is a light-hearted, yet highly informative study of two of the most natural human resources in the world – poo and wee. Throughout history, the products of our bladder and bowels have helped us to build houses, wash and dye our clothes, fertilize crops, treat illnesses, solve crimes, control pollution and create fuel, energy and explosives. These pages show you how, and tell you some fascinating stories at the same time. Illustrated with brilliantly fun artworks and endearing characters, you’ll be entertained by wizards using ‘magical urine’, soldiers fighting with exploding piles of dung, wee-wielding beauty therapists and much more.

Published: October 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-0753433997

Richard’s Homepage: http://www.richardplatt.co.uk
John’s mini-bio: John Kelly is an Illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Scholastic, Macmillan, Hodder, Kingfisher, Simon & Schuster, Aardman animation, Lucasfilm, Radar pictures and many others. I have written and illustrated my own and others picture books, young fiction, graphic novels, non-fiction of every subject area imaginable, storyboards, concept art and treatments for film. – Adapted from United Agents

Nominated for the 2013 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Award:

The judges said: “A light-hearted but informative look at the science behind the use of poo and wee throughout history to build houses, wash and dye our clothes, fertilize crops, treat illnesses, solve crimes, control pollution and create fuel, energy and explosives. A perfectly disgusting book: Kids will love it!”

The Guardian Book Review

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