Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Send report writers investigating the human body to this fine volume. It include one- or two-person experiments that help youngsters investigate and understand how their bodies function. Detailed captions and lables combine with many full-color photographs to show the inner working of the human body.
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This resource uses detailed text, full-color illustrations, diagrams, cutaways, and photographs of anatomical models and microscopic views to present information about the human body. The author provides current information about body organs (brain, heart, skin), systems (circulation, digestion, reproduction) and functions (breathing, eating, growing). Part of the "Eyewitness Science" series.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
DK offers a series of "action packs" that will stimulate children's natural curiosity. Each kit comes with a guidebook and lots of subject related activities. The Human Body includes a press-out 3-D skeletal model and a growth chart. Since many kids learn through hands-on activities, this may be the perfect choice for home or a classroom project. Other titles in the series are Rome, Light & Illusion, Pyramid, Dinosaur, Night Sky, Flight, Castle, Puzzle, and Tutankhamun & Ancient Egypt.
Children's Literature - Wendy Ricci
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6Two titles with a slightly different bent. Instead of a straightforward presentation of what exists, Parker poses a series of hypothetical questions such as ``What if the Earth were twice as big?'' and ``What if there were no wind?'' In The Human Body, he asks ``What if we had no skin?'' and ``What if people didn't have sex?'' Explanations are clear and lively (if perhaps given too many exclamation points). Average-quality cartoon illustrations mirror the texts and provide a touch of humor. Given their scattershot approach, the books are better suited to browsing than for report writing. The ``Understanding Science & Nature'' series (Time-Life) gives a bit more coverage in these areas.Susan Chmurynsky, East Kentwood Freshman Campus, MI