Haley Cook


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, digestive system, food, digestion, informational, picture book, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, science, interesting

Document Type

Book Review


This easy-to-understand guide walks through the process of eating and digesting food. It starts with facts about food and what it’s composed of - carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and fiber - defining all these things in very simple terms. It then explains the process of eating, starting with your teeth chewing food and the route it travels through your esophagus into the stomach and through the intestines.The narrator Stickmen travels through the book with you. The book describes the chemical processes that happen inside your body, including breaking down fat, staying warm, and filtering fluids. It ends with a description of waste disposal and a look at the discoveries made about the digestive system over time.