Drop of Blood

Drop of Blood

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by Paul Showers, Don Madden
     
 

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You've seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you've seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn't play, or grow, or learn. That's because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your

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Overview

You've seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you've seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn't play, or grow, or learn. That's because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your body use blood? Read and find out!

Ages 10 – 14

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- A simple, entertaining introduction to blood and its function. The information is basic but lively and highly readable, peppered with rhymes that reinforce the text. Simple activities are included. What really makes this book special are Madden's energetic, full-color illustrations, which are mostly depictions of a young boy and his highly expressive dog engaged in some activity related to the text. On occasions where groups are pictured, minorities are well represented. A couple of drawings of blood components are included, but the style is fully in keeping with the rest of the illustrations, light and interpretive rather than precisely detailed. Useful in a primary grade anatomy unit, as well as enjoyable recreational reading. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780690245318
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1972
Series:
Let's-Read-&-Find-out Science Bk.
Pages:
33
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Paul Showers wrote twenty books for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including favorites such as What Happens to a Hamburger? and Where Does the Garbage Go? Mr. Showers worked on the Detroit Free Press, the New York Herald Tribune, and for thirty years, the Sunday New York Times.

Edward Miller has illustrated A Drop of Blood and What Happens to a Hamburger? for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in New York City.

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