Birth and Reproduction

Birth and Reproduction

by Angela Royston, Angela Roysten, Catherine Ward

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5 UpIn a very few pages, the facts of reproduction and birth are presented in a superficial and hurried manner. Great care was taken to highlight the potentially unfamiliar words used, directing readers to a glossary for further explanation. Unfortunately, the definitions offered tend to repeat the words used in the text, generally adding nothing to the readers' understanding. Many interesting, tinted electron-microscope photographs illustrate the text, but the captions do not consistently include information about the level of magnification. The pictures are clear and easy to understand in their presentation of male and female anatomy and the developing fetus. Small fact boxes distributed throughout the text attempt to raise interest in a topic that should be inherently more interesting than this presentation implies. The index does little to help navigate these 32 pages, and the further reading list contains only three titles, even though there are many competent books available on this topic. Better choices include Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman's The New Teenage Body Book (Berkley, 1992), Lynda Madaras's What's Happening to My Body... books (Newmarket), and Robie Harris's It's Perfectly Normal (Candlewick, 1994).Melissa Gross, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA

Product Details

Publication date:
Body Systems Series
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.73(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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