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Bones and Muscles

Bones and Muscles

by Suzanne LeVert

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Children's Literature
Opening with a request to stand in front of a mirror and look at your body, this book introduces young readers to the way muscles and bones work together. Basic definitions and diagrams of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles are clearly presented. Various bones are named and their functions explained, such as the protective function of twenty-eight skull bones or the smallest bones in the body, in the inner ear. Likewise, the purpose of muscles, how they work and names of key groups are explained. A section entitled "When Things go Wrong" describes (very simply) fractures, dislocations, strains and arthritis. Many pages have a brief summarizing inset at the bottom. Alternate pages throughout carry full-size photographs or diagrams, some of particular interest, such as one showing the muscles in the face or the X-ray of a fractured femur. A glossary, reference list, Web sites, index and author's bio are included. A very nice resource to introduce study of this part of the human body. Only one flaw here, the author's name is spelled wrong (as Susan) on the cover of this particular book. The book is part of the "Kaleidoscope-Human Body" series. 2002, Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, $22.79. Ages 8 to 10. Reviewer: Elaine Wick

Product Details

Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
Kaleidoscope - Human Body
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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