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To Burp or Not to Burp

A Guide to Your Body in Space

Interest Age: 7–11
Grade: 2–5
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: SL.4.1,1a,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6

Reading Level: Lexile 940L
Hardcover : 9781554518548, 56 pages, October 2016 , 11.0" x 8.5"
Paperback : 9781554518531, 56 pages, October 2016 , 11.0" x 8.5"
Rights sold: Korean


An informative and humorous look at what happens to your body in space – by someone who has been there.

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.


“A must-read for those future space explorers and kids curious about how the human body works in space.” 

- Captain Scott Kelly USN (Ret), Former NASA Astronaut

“Kids, teachers and parents will love Dr. Dave’s wonderful book. It tells it like it is!” 

- Barbara Morgan (Ret) Former NASA Astronaut

“This informative book would be great for the elementary classroom!” 

- National Science Teachers Association Recommends, 05/05/17

“[A] welcome addition for those interested in a future in space . . . informative.”

- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 08/14/17

“A fun, educational and quirky book. Kids will love it! 4 stars!”

- The Write Path, 05/29/17

“A great resource for students to think critically about life in space.”

- CM Magazine, 02/17/17

“Highly entertaining title. Interspersed between the funny and gross parts are scientific facts that will amuse and enlighten.”

- Resource Links, 02/01/17