It’s itchy, it’s sweaty, it’s embarrassing…but most of all, it’s fascinating! Dr. Joanne Settel has all the answers to our most burning questions in this wacky and informative book of poems about our skin. Have you ever wondered… Why you blush when you’re embarrassed? Why you’ve got freckles everywhere? Why your fingers wrinkle in the pool? Why your friends come in all different colors? Why mosquitoes think you’re delicious? Why you’ve got that giant pimple on your nose? Look no further! With supercool facts, clever rhymes, and hilarious illustrations by Bonnie Timmons, acclaimed author Joanne Settel answers all these questions (and more!) in this fascinating, fun exploration of the science of our skin from head to toe. When she’s through, you won’t believe what your skin can do!
Dr. Joanne Settel is an award-winning writer of science books for children. Dr. Settel’s book Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts About How Animals Adapt was listed as one of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (2000) by the Children’s Book Council. She also coauthored a popular series of children’s books including Why Does My Nose Run?,Why Do Cats’ Eyes Glow in the Dark?,and How Do Ants Know When You’re Having a Picnic?, which was also named an Outstanding Science Trade Book For Children (1986).Dr. Settel has a PhD in Zoology. She is a professor emeritus at Baltimore City Community College, where she taught courses in biology, anatomy, and physiology. She lives with her husband in Maryland, where she enjoys hiking, bird watching, and gardening.
Bonnie Timmons drew the animations for NBC’s long-running hit show Caroline in the City. Timmons and the sitcom won an Emmy for the graphics. Her work has also appeared in TheNew York Times,Time magazine, and other national magazines and newspapers, in addition to major ad campaigns and a range of books including titles from the American Girl library. She lives on a small horse farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, horses,dogs,cats,fish,chickens, and chicken-fed foxes. She has lots of skin, and even more freckles.