Smog, Oil Spills, Sewage, and More: The Yucky Pollution Book

by Laura Silverstein Nunn, Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein

Part of a Series: Yucky Science.

Though this title deals with global issues it describes them in ways that children can easily understand, outlining, for example, the effects of oil spills on birds and the problems caused by air pollution in the home. Kids who live with secondhand smoke will appreciate the facts about the dangers of that substance, backed up by statistics and a horrible photo of a smoker’s lung. Yuckiness is fun, and readers will enjoy learning how sewage is used to produce drinking water and what urban dwellers of the past did with their waste. Large color photos appear on most spreads, and are complemented by pastel ink splotches that simulate soiled pages, and cartoons showing such scenes as kids being grossed out and cows, ahem, producing methane gas. Watch this one fly off the shelves.

ISBN: 9780766033139

JLG Release: March 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6 1/2" x 9 1/4"


    Laura Silverstein Nunn, Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.8, Points: 1

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