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From Head to Toes: How Your Body Works

From Head to Toes: How Your Body Works

by Mary Packard, Dora Leder (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6 Yet another introduction to the human body, From Head to Toes is a large-format volume with little text and lots of illustrations, half of which are instructional, the rest irritatingly cutesy. Each two-page spread averages one quarter to one-third page of text, with much of the pertinent information repeated, sometimes word for word, in the captions of the illustrations. Information covered is basic and easily understood, but the writing is trite and often contrived, as are some of the pictures. To illustrate that the skin is like a suit of armor, a suit of armor is shown; white blood cells fighting germs are depicted as human figures in body stockings wielding sticks, going after a blotchy green monster. Kittens, puppies and teddy bears are scattered throughout; it's all somewhat incongruous. With so many good titles available on the subject, such as Kathleen Elgin's ``The Human Body'' series (Watts), this one can easily be bypassed. Denise L. Moll, Farmington Community Library, Mich.

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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
Back to School Series
Age Range:
4 Years

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