You wouldn't want to live without toilets!

Fiona Macdonald, 1958-

Book - 2015

Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe what it would be like to live without the toilet and describes how people managed to dispose of their waste in the past.

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New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc 2015.
Main Author
Fiona Macdonald, 1958- (-)
Other Authors
David Antram, 1958- (illustrator)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Could you cope without a toilet?
  • You'd find it unhealthy...
  • ...and so would the environment!
  • Would you dig
  • or get a pig?
  • Go with the flow
  • Could you cope with a chamber pot or clean a cesspit?
  • Would you prefer somewhere private?
  • Flushed with pride
  • Driven around the bend
  • Sitting pretty
  • Spending a penny
  • Toilets of the future?
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Modern-day conveniences, such as cell phones and toilets, and the ingenious ways that people in the past made do without them are explored in this engaging series. Filled with bite-size facts and humorous, cartoon illustrations, the books take readers on a journey through history, showing them how science and technology have made life easier, safer, and more comfortable. Time lines chart the inventions' major developments and discoveries, providing a solid background for each subject, while brief yet interesting historical examples will appeal to even the most reluctant reader. The "ick" factor and potty humor in Toilets and Antibiotics are sure to entertain many, and interactive elements, such as the hands-on activities in "You Can Do It!," encourage experimentation and critical thinking. The books are packed with so much information that the lack of a pronunciation guide in the glossary can certainly be overlooked. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.