Poop for Breakfast: Why Some Animals Eat It

by Sara Levine (Author) Florence Weiser (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Eating poop is gross! So why do some animals do it? For lots of good reasons!

Male butterflies slurp up poop to give as a gift to females, which makes their eggs stronger. Robins scarf down the poop of young chicks because it's full of undigested nutrients. And baby elephants gobble up the poop from adults to get essential bacteria into their digestive systems.

This disgustingly informative book is bursting with lots of surprising information about animals―and digestion!

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Kirkus Reviews

Irresistible science.

Review quotes

Levine knows how to grab young readers' attention and explain science topics simply but effectively. And while Weiser's illustrations are entertaining, they're also enlightening . . . —Kirkus Review

Sara Levine

Sara Levine is a veterinarian, an educator, and an award-winning author of science-focused picture books, including Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, A Peek at Beaks: Tools Birds Use, and The Animals Would Not Sleep!. A Terrible Place for a Nest was inspired by a couple mourning doves who did, in fact, build their nest in an inconvenient location. Sara and her daughter have had to move more times than they would have liked in recent years and are currently settling into a new nest in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Erika Meza
grew up in Mexico and moved houses more often than she had birthdays. Having studied illustration in Paris, she now lives in London--her thirty-sixth address--where she paints, writes her own stories, and practices her uncanny ability to pack efficiently. Erika loves exploring, learning about many different places and cultures, and finding joy in the people who allow you to be yourself.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Millbrook Press (Tm)
Publication date
April 04, 2023
BISAC categories
JNF051150 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
JNF028000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Humor | General
JNF024010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Health & Daily Living | Diet & Nutrition
JNF024060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Health & Daily Living | Personal Hygiene
Library of Congress categories
Animal behavior
Animal droppings

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