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A Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut

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Author: Masha D'Yans

"A Garden in Your Belly's colorful world helped me wake up...This book is as powerful as it is beautiful " --Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Your belly is full of tiny creatures--and they love to eat Along the river of your gut, tiny creatures move, eat, and grow. Learn more about the garden of microscopic flora growing inside the body and come on a journey that explains an important biological concept: the microbiome, the health of which affects everything in our bodies. Did you know that some foods are better for your microbiome (and you ) than others? Striking, original watercolor illustrations keep things from getting too gross. Informational back matter goes further into the science of the microbiome and reveals amazing facts about the gut.

Publisher: Millbrook Press (Tm)
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 10.70h x 9.10w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781541578401
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 516026 / Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2020
School Library Journal 09/01/2020 pg. 100
Booklist 10/01/2020 pg. 39

About the Author
D'Yans, Masha: - A classically trained painter and graphic designer, Masha D'yans was born in Europe, and her influences include nature, fairy tales, and Japanese art. Her vibrant watercolors have appeared on greeting cards, in calendars, and in children's books. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her at