Asthma (Rookie Read-About Health )

Asthma (Rookie Read-About Health )

by Sharon Gordon

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Children's Literature
This title from the "Rookie Read-About Health" series definitely fills a need for children who are afflicted with asthma and need to know more about the symptoms and how others cope with their attacks. Illustrated with attractive color photographs, and in a nice small format, this book features an index and a photographic glossary. Information about the relationship between allergies and asthma is offered. It also explains that a bad cold or overexertion might trigger an attack. Children are shown using inhalers, and there are drawings of the lungs to further the reader's knowledge. The children shown in the photographs are from many cultures, and there are older people shown, as well. The text is well suited to a book for first independent reading. It has a reinforced binding. The series also includes bruises, earaches, sunburn, pinkeye, and a number of other titles. This may be a useful title. 2003, Children's Press/Scholastic, Ages 6 to 10.
—Candace Deisley
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-In an effort to be approachable and conversational, the author sacrifices fact in exchange for cuteness in all three books. And in Pinkeye, if the simplistic text doesn't turn children off, the up-close-and-personal color photo of pinkeye (complete with dripping pus) will. The text on some pages is as insipid as, "Good morning, bright eyes!" or "Do you hear?" There just isn't enough information included in these books to make purchase worthwhile, and although they are intended to be for beginning readers, even children who suffer from these conditions will find very little to reassure or instruct them.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Rookie Read-About Health
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.30(d)
320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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