Another last-minute gift recommendation: Chewy, Gooey, Rumble, Plop. My cousin Jamie is into “gross stuff” at the moment, so a pop-up book on the digestive system seemed appropriate. This one features a 3-D tongue with a realistic sticky texture, plus action tabs of people burping, vomiting, or using the restroom.
It also features fascinating trivia, for example, did you know that poop is 10% dead bacteria? Or that the reason your mouth waters before you vomit is to protect your tooth enamel from stomach acid?
At the same time, the book provides a structured, linear view of digestion, all in language that’s understandable and yet not dumbed down. Highly recommended; I only hope Jamie likes it as much as I do.