An introduction to the human body and how it functions, including simple experiments which demonstrate the principles presented.
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Barbara Seuling has written numerous books for children, including Winter Lullaby, which Booklist called a "beautifully delivered natural history lesson"; Oh No, It's Robert; The Teeny Tiny Woman; and a dozen "little-known" fact books, including You Can't Eat Peanuts in Church and Other Little-Known Laws. She divides her time between New York City and Landgrove, Vermont.
Edward Miller is a book designer and illustrator. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including such innovative nonfiction titles as Cross a Bridge, Dig a Tunnel, Into the Sky, and Take Off! all written by Ryan Ann Hunter; What Happens to a Humburger?, by Paul Showers, and The Sun, by Franklyn M. Branley. He lives in New York City.
Grade 3-4-The workings of the human body are explained, not from head to toe as the title claims, but through a cumulative voyage through various systems (excluding reproduction). Beginning with the skeleton and progressing through the joints; the muscles; the brain and nervous system; the organs; and skin, hair, and nails, the text gives a clear, age-appropriate sense of how the body accomplishes its daily functions. The illustrations, although cartoonlike and simplified, work well as maps, color-coded and keyed to information so that children are able to navigate the physical body through the text and art. Most systems have an experiment attached-testing taste buds, creating a robotic hand, making a hinge joint or a muscle, seeing a lung work-that can be undertaken in classrooms or alone, with minimum adult supervision. Explanations are clear, straightforward, and breezily conversational; many sections include trivia bullets as interest points. Although without some of the extravagant graphics of some titles in this genre-no flaps, pop-ups, or plastic overlays-this is a welcome addition in a field that, while crowded, is also of never-ending interest.
Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Holiday House, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110823416992