Something Rotten takes readers on a road trip into the oddly compelling and remarkably informative topic of roadkill.
Along the way, they meet a scientist looking to cure a contagious cancer, a boy rebuilding skeletons, and citizens stringing up bridges to save endangered monkeys. All thanks to roadkill.
Junior Library Guild Selection
Notable Children's Book 2019
VOYA 's Nonfiction Honor List
2019 Orbis Pictus Recommended Book
Author: Heather L. Montgomery
Illustrator: Kevin O'Malley
Hear Heather read from the book (and meet Piper)!
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Walk on the wild side with Heather and a public radio reporter on the roadside.
Simple acts save lives. What have you done? Report your actions and research here.
On Melissa Stewart's Celebrate Science blog, read how Heather digs deep into research.
A Nerdy Book Club post on how Heather became a reading and writing rebel.
From slicing open a skunk to plunging an arm into roadkill compost -- real research takes charge!
An entire chapter, called "Jaws of Death," was eliminated during the revision of Something Rotten.
Enjoy reading this bonus chapter. I'd love to hear why you think it was cut. Teachers, parents and other adults can send me a message via the Contact page.
Heather L. Montgomery
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