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    Kimberly Bower

    Kimberly Bower


    Hi! I’m currently enjoying life along the shores of Lake Okeechobee, Fla. I work as a librarian providing reference, reader's advisory, technology instruction and information services. I'm an anti-bullying and literacy advocate, book reviewer and an ordained minister. I like to geocache, write and blog about various social issues; share the healing I've found in Christ; make beautiful, usually useful things with my hands; dig in the dirt; breathe deeply of the salty ocean air and share life with my family. I'm here to entertain, encourage, enlighten, enrich and empower you to fulfill your destiny. In every area of life, my primary purpose is to glorify God and make Him known to all men.

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Three cheers for ‘Stinky Sanitation Inventions’ by Katie Marsico, 5/5 stars

Stinky Sanitation Inventions by Katie Marsico

Stinky Sanitation Inventions
by Katie Marsico

Three cheers for the brilliant problem solvers who rescued us from our stinky
selves. No need to blush. Our bodies were designed to expel waste, but without
some creative sanitation inventions we would still be steeped in stink (how fast
can you say that?). Stinky Sanitation Inventions takes the reader on a virtual
tour describing life before each invention, explaining the invention process and
ending with the benefits provided by each invention. Readers will learn about
sanitation inventions for personal use including both flushable and portable
toilets, toilet paper (yay!) and disposable diapers. Community level
sanitation is addressed next as the topic turns to sewers, garbage trucks,
incinerators, landfills, kitchen garbage disposals and even
pooper-scoopers.  Finally, disinfectants and air fresheners come to our
nasal rescue. Recommended for grades 3-5. Includes a table of contents, index,
glossary and a list of resources for further reading.

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6 Responses

  1. Sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop today. Happy Reading, Hilary at Wholesome Reads

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  2. It does sound interesting–books too seldom address how such things were dealt with before indoor plumbing. I hope the book addresses some of the issues caused by inventions like disposables and “air fresheners” (which are actually indoor pollution and not really one of our better inventions).
    Thanks for hopping with the kid lit blog hop!

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  3. Cool nonfiction pick! Thanks for linking into the KLBH, Kimberly!

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  4. One of my students is studying overpopulation for his 5th grade independent research project. We were discussing sanitation and sewage just yesterday. I will have to pick up a copy of this book for him.

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  5. I think my boys would love this! We will have to check it out!

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  6. What a fun book!! I can relate to it since I am the one to clean the toilet…. Thank you for sharing on Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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