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Digestion! The Musical (Hardcover)

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The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body meets Hamilton in this hilarious picture book about the most basic process of the human body: digesting food!
Candy's made it. She's finally here: the human body! This intrepid sweet treat meets each of the human body's organs as she approaches her "big break": being successfully digested! Here is the scientific process of digestion as you've never seen it before—told through a musical, with Candy in the role of the small-town kid who wants to make it big, the baby carrots as the Greek chorus narrating all the action, and cameos from every body part that plays an important role in transforming food from ingredients to nutrition.
From beloved duo Adam Rex and Laura Park comes a genuinely educational, laugh-out-loud Broadway musical of a book about an epic adventure through the human body, from bite to bottom.

REAL SCIENCE PRESENTED IN A FUN WAY: The text has countless facts about the human body, teaches readers how the body works, and includes all kinds of "teachable moments."

GLOSSARY: A glossary in the back explains the function of all organs we encounter in the book.

ENCOURAGES CREATIVITY: The book is an invented fable and will make kids excited to write their own fables or musicals.

OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY: The over-the-top humor is perfect for fans of Goodnight Already!, The Day the Crayons Quit, and the Mother Bruce series.

POPULAR AUTHOR: Acclaimed kids book creator Adam Rex is known for his funny and smart books. The winner of countless state list awards, Rex is the author of beloved books including, On Account of The Gum, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, School's First Day of School, and many more.

Perfect for:
Fans of Adam Rex
Parents and grandparents
Teachers and librarians

About the Author

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books and novels, including The True Meaning of Smekday (which was made into the major motion picture Home) and the New York Times bestseller Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. He has also illustrated the work of many other authors, including Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Jeff Kinney, Kate DiCamillo, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Paul Feig, and Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. See more about him at

Laura Park is a cartoonist and the illustrator of two New York Times–bestselling series, Middle School and I Funny; the picture books Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up and Unstoppable; and many other books for young people. She is an American living in France. Learn more at

Praise For…

?- “Featuring verve aplenty, it’s another boffo hit by collaborators Rex and Park.” ­- Publishers Weekly, starred review

?- “Featuring verve aplenty, it’s another boffo hit by collaborators Rex and Park.” ­- Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This showstopper gives the purposes and processes of digestion the lavish, glitzy production they deserve, from teeth to toilet…[Digestion! The Musical is] certain to receive thunderous ovations.”?-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“... there is a[n]... audience that will appreciate the off-kilter humor of the book, and others who will appreciate the deep dive into the digestive system’s inner workings….although the splashy, brightly colored artwork alternates between horizontal and vertical spreads at a dizzying pace, the artistic stage renderings and the originality of the concept make the book easier to swallow..” - Booklist 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452183862
ISBN-10: 1452183864
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 76
Language: English


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