Bones: Our Skeletal System

Bones: Our Skeletal System

by Seymour Simon
     
 

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Award winning author Seymour Simon continues his fantastic journey through the human body with this stunning new addition. In Bones, youngsters will discover the amazing facts about the two hundred and six bones that make up their skeletons, ranging from the smallest, most intricate bones in their feet and hands to the largest, strongest bones in their legs.

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Award winning author Seymour Simon continues his fantastic journey through the human body with this stunning new addition. In Bones, youngsters will discover the amazing facts about the two hundred and six bones that make up their skeletons, ranging from the smallest, most intricate bones in their feet and hands to the largest, strongest bones in their legs. Blending spectacular full-color photographs and clear, concise text, Bones offers an intriguing look at human body.

Seymour Simon is the author of over one hundred fifty science books for children, including The Heart, Our Solar System and Lightning. He is the recipient of many awards honoring the body of his work, among them the Washington Post/Children¹s Book Guild Award; the Eva L. Gordon Award, presented by the American Nature Study Society; the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, presented by the New York Library Association; and the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award, presented by the Foundation for Children's Books. He lives in Great Neck, New York.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Yumiko Bendlin
The basic information about the human skeletal system is easy to understand, especially for young readers who are just starting to find out about the human body. Simon's vivid and colorful computer-enhanced pictures help readers understand what their bones look like, and how they all connect. After he explains a particular section of the skeletal system, Simon suggests an activity using that part of the body, such as touch the tip of your ear and feel your cartilage-a connective tissue found in joints and at the ends of bones. Through these activities, young readers will be fascinated. Not only does he explain about bones, but also how people can hurt a bone, what happens after a bone breaks, and how the skeletal system changes as people get older. A fascinating book for teachers and parents.
Asimov's Science Fiction
...[A] guided [tour] of the human body replete with ground-breaking microphotography, colorized X-rays and dramatic drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688146450
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/1998
Series:
Human Body Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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