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Getting Energy

Getting Energy

by Philip Morgan

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
Food's conversion to energy is explored in this look at how the body works. Topics include how the body absorbs food, getting rid of waste, oxygen for energy, gases and their role, and how people lose or create body heat. Morton writes in a clear straightforward fashion at an appropriate grade five reading level. The medical information is reasonably accurate, although occasionally oversimplified, i.e. "sometimes a person completely loses his or her appetite and can't eat anything. This problem can lead to an illness called anorexia." The color pictures and break-out fact boxes make the information easier to digest, with one-sentence lines children will love reciting, like "your colon can absorb about 2 quarts of water every day." A glossary, further reading and website suggestions are included, along with an index. Overall, it is a good choice for students in a health or biology class who need to do a report on the how humans create energy. It is an especially good choice given the competitive price point. It is one of six books in Amicus' "How the Body Works" series. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman

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QEB Publishing
Publication date:
How Your Body Works
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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