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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.


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


  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!


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


  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.


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


  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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