Body Cycles

Body Cycles

by Michael Elsohn Ross, Gustav Moore

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Children's Literature
The earth cycles around the sun, animals have life cycles and people have body cycles. This book discusses three of our body cycles¾blood cycles, breath cycles and body repair cycles. The detailed illustrations show how the cycles work both inside and outside of our body in a way that young children can understand. For example, the description of the blood cycle uses a picture to demonstrate that oxygen is like food for your body and is moving to all of the cells. The picture shows a diagram of a vein with floating "o's" inside as well as a banana and an apple. The detailed illustrations will help young children comprehend what is going on inside of their bodies while they are engaged in daily activities. This is a good book for a science classroom when teaching children about the basics of any of these three cycles. 2002, The Millbrook Press,
— Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This basic introduction talks about the workings of the human body. The section "Body Repair Cycles" connects energy gained from food with the replacement of skin, fingernails, and hair; "Breath Cycles" tells about the uses of life-giving oxygen; and "The Blood Cycle" describes how both food energy and oxygen are pumped from the heart around the body and back again. Moore's watercolors, which feature pinks, blues, and purples and washed-out skin tones, show children engaged in activity; the section on blood has simplistic diagrams of the inner organs, some superimposed on the figures. The "My Body" series (Rosen/PowerKids) and the "True Book" series (Children's) have more detailed information.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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