The Human Body: Lift the Flap and Learn


The Human Body is an amazing, interactive book that uncovers the mysteries of anatomy and physiology to give young children a rich understanding of their own bodies. The dynamic pull-tabs and flaps complement the simple text and will keep kids engaged as they learn!

Pull a lever to make a bicep grow or lift a flap to see all the bones in a hand. Pull a tab to help food travel through the digestive system and use your fingers to learn all about the sense of touch. From being ...

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The Human Body is an amazing, interactive book that uncovers the mysteries of anatomy and physiology to give young children a rich understanding of their own bodies. The dynamic pull-tabs and flaps complement the simple text and will keep kids engaged as they learn!

Pull a lever to make a bicep grow or lift a flap to see all the bones in a hand. Pull a tab to help food travel through the digestive system and use your fingers to learn all about the sense of touch. From being born to growing tall, from pooping to getting sick and more, this book tackles a number of bodily topics that children are naturally curious about in a forthright and age-appropriate manner.

Packed with detailed information, The Human Body is must-have reference for young children exploring this fascinating topic for the first time!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“What really makes this health book a winner are all of the tabs, flaps and levers, which little hands will love to explore.”
Canadian Family Magazine

“This wonderfully thorough (and fun) introduction to how the body functions is both simple and sophisticated.”
ForeWord Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
This book begins with a Before You Were Born page "when the man puts a tiny seed, called a sperm, in the woman's belly," (no picture) and ends with an artist's picture of a child's skeleton. Be prepared for Birth Day with mom propped up in a hospital bed, her legs spread wide covered with a blue sheet. Then pull down a flap that brings out from under the blanket a tiny baby with a long cord of skin seeming to come from between mom's legs. On the following page, called Growing Up, the same pull-tab makes a young boy's legs grow longer. Looking through a sheet of clear plastic you can see an illustration of blood circulation and, on another page, there is a push and pull demonstration of food passing through the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines and if you pull the tab "It comes out of your body as poop!" Another pull-tab illustrates the lung expanding when a deep breath is taken. A large tooth flap can be lifted to reveal the inside of a healthy tooth. The last set of three side-by-side flaps reveal skin and bones, the circulatory system, muscles, and the digestive track in simple, not scientific, drawings for both girls and boys. Originally published in France, this book should be examined before purchase to assure it fits your expectations. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897349861
  • Publisher: Owlkids Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Lift the Flap and Learn
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 38
  • Sales rank: 734,746
  • Age range: 4 years
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Pascale Hédelin is a regular contributor to many children's magazines including J'aime lire and Je bouquine; and Toupie, Wapiti, and Toboggan. She is also the award-winning author of Earth and Sky and Animal Babies. She lives in Paris, France.

Robert Barborini is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where he developed his talent for sculpting and illustrating. He has worked on several collections for children including Mes p’tits docs and Au Temps des... He lives in Strasbourg, France.

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Read an Excerpt

Growing Up
Your body changes a lot as you grow up! It keeps growing taller and changing shape until you are about twenty years old.

Some adults don't grow to be very tall. Others are huge. How tall you grow depends on what size your parents and grandparents are. Most likely you will be about as tall as they are.

Between birth and your second birthday, you grow very quickly. Then your growth slows down. Around age twelve, you start growing quickly again. Your muscles get bigger and your bones grow bigger and longer. Pull to see...

Your body works hard at night when you're asleep. It's growing!

All through childhood you are growing and changing. Pull the tabs to see how each age is different.

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Table of Contents

Before You Were Born: How a baby is conceived, lift the flaps to see the baby grow over 9 months

Birth Day: Pull the tab to see the baby being born at the hospital

Growing Up: Your body changes a lot as you grow up! Pull the tab to see a boy getting taller and pull other tabs to see how boys and girls change from 6 months to 15 years

Your Muscles: Pull the tab to see your muscles change shape when you flex them! Learn about the different muscles you use when you run, close your eyes, or laugh

Your Bones: Why is your skeleton so important? What happens when you break a bone? Lift the flap to see all the different bones that make up your hand

Your Heart and Blood: Bruises, cuts, your heartbeat. An acetate sheet shows where your blood travels in your body

Your Lungs: Breathing, sneezing, and fresh air. Pull the tab to see your lungs expand when you take a deep breath

Your Digestion: How food fuels your body and a piece of broccoli on a track makes its way down the esophagus, into the stomach, and finally to the intestines. What happens to food your body can't use? Pull the tab to find out!

Your Brain: The parts of the brain, nerves, and emotions. Turn the wheel to see all the different things that go on inside your brain

The Five Senses: Turn the wheel to learn about the five senses and four shutters lift to show to explore the different senses. Also includes different fabrics to explore the sense of touch!

Your Mouth: Lift the flap to see what a tooth looks like under its enamel. Plus, what will your teeth look like when you're all grown up?

When You are Sick: Allergies, fevers, scabs, getting needles! Pull the tab to see what happens when you get chicken pox or get a sunburn

Your Skin: Why is your skin so important? What are all the little hairs on your body for? Turn the flaps to see what's under your skin - and have fun mixing your body parts up!

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Great Learning book

    I bought this book for my 5 year old Nephew and he loves it. It is very descriptive and yet sensitive for his age! All his questions about his body have been answered with this book.

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