Gr 3-6 A horde of Brainwaves skitters about the oversize pages delineating body parts and systems. These tiny figures dressed in one-piece hooded suits parachute out of the sinus cavities, cycle over the cranium, and strum guitars and play percussion in a blood-type rock quartet, all the while commenting humorously (and informatively) on bodily processes and reactions. Large (some double foldouts) cartoon illustrations provide peeks at ears, eyes, lymph nodes, and gastrointestinal bacteria. All are accompanied by informative labels and captions, and the quips of those busy Brainwaves. The digestive-system section includes mention of fecal material, and the circulatory system foldout discusses urine, but the reproductive system is left to the imagination. For a more scientific look at the human organism, try Richard Walker's DK Guide to the Human Body (2004), illustrated with electron microscope photos. Still, this lighthearted endeavor (though more seriously informative than those scampering Brainwaves might lead you to surmise) and those huge foldouts (while probably ephemeral) are attractive trolling bait for readers.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
How the Incredible Human Body Works . . . By the Brainwavesby Richard Walker, Ralph Lazar, Lisa Swerling
From the same artistic team who gave us How Nearly Everything was Invented, How the Incredible Human Body Works takes readers on a rollicking, rip-roaring romp around the human body. The second book in the Brainwaves series, this quirky yet informative book looks at the body's physiological processes and its anatomical make-up. Watch the Brainwaves fight with/i>… See more details below
From the same artistic team who gave us How Nearly Everything was Invented, How the Incredible Human Body Works takes readers on a rollicking, rip-roaring romp around the human body. The second book in the Brainwaves series, this quirky yet informative book looks at the body's physiological processes and its anatomical make-up. Watch the Brainwaves fight with the body's defense force against invasions from toxic bacteria, dodge squirting digestive juices that can reduce anything to a pulp, or get washed away on a raging red river of blood. The Brainwaves are little people on a big adventure-come join them on their mission of mischievous mayhem.
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- 10.10(w) x 12.12(h) x 0.51(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Richard Walker trained originally as a zoologist. He gained his PhD in physiology and biochemistry, and taught both secondary school and university students for a number of years before embarking on a successful career as a writer and consultant. Among his human biology books for DK are the Guide to the Human Body, 3-D Eyewitness Human Body, Encyclopedia of the Human Body, and Body.
Ralph and Lisa established Last Lemon Productions in 1999, which originates, produces, and licenses vibrant and humorous cartoon properties.
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