Inside Human Body

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The human body turns food into fuel, allows us to smile or frown, grows and gets stronger, and more.

How does your body function? What systems are responsible for all those wonderful things you do? And what do they look like? find out inside......

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Overview

The human body turns food into fuel, allows us to smile or frown, grows and gets stronger, and more.

How does your body function? What systems are responsible for all those wonderful things you do? And what do they look like? find out inside......

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—The illustrations in these cool series titles are enhanced by 10 large gatefolds that allow kids to dig deeper into the topics and enjoy amazing illustrations. Each title clearly defines fact and theory, leaving puzzles for the next generation of scientists to solve. Dinosaurs is sure to fascinate future paleontologists as well as children who just like dinosaurs with plenty of riveting details and awesome art by the anatomical illustrator of the American Museum of Natural History. Human Body touches on each of the body systems and provides a highly detailed look at a human cell. This would not be the book to pick up to learn more about reproduction. While the reproductive organs are clearly identified and an illustration of a baby growing in the womb is included, there is no discussion of how the sperm and egg meet. The simplistic illustrations and lack of punch make this title less successful than the others. Hurricanes has eye-catching photographs, clear information, and heart-stopping first-person narratives. Tornadoes provides an exceptional description of the conditions required to form a tornado and includes a foldout of a spectacular photo gallery. With the one exception noted above, these books are entertaining enough to draw in reluctant readers and packed with enough information to attract kids who are familiar with the topics.—Heather Acerro, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Kirkus Reviews

This survey of body systems tries too hard for a broad audience, mixing paragraphs of lines like, "Without bones we would just be bags of goop," printed in slightly larger type, with brief but specific discussions of osteoblasts, myofibrils, peristalsis and like parts and functions. Seven single or double gatefolds allow the many simple, brightly painted illustrations space to range from thumbnail size to forearm-length. Many of the visuals offer inside and outside views of a multicultural cast—of children, by and large, though the sexual organs are shown on headless trunks and the final picture provides a peek inside a pregnant mother. Even if younger readers don't stumble over the vocabulary while older ones reject the art as babyish, this isn't going to make the top shelf; information is presented in a scattershot way, the text and pictures don't consistently correspond—three muscles needed to kick a soccer ball are named but not depicted, for instance, and an entire tongue is labeled "taste bud"—and the closing resource list is both print only and partly adult. (glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402777790
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: Inside Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 341,050
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2010

    In Every Classroom

    How many times when teaching in elementary school has a question come up regarding the human body? Why is my hair red? Why do people have different color eyes, skin, etc.? What is blood? You understand where I am going with these type of questions, this book covers all possible questions that might be asked. This book should be placed in every classroom, library that children attend or visit. The illustrations are colorful and can be seen when sharing with groups of children.
    I give this book five stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

    Really cool!

    I was surprised to find this book. Love the pull-out features and the details and usefulness of the illustrations. The cover is eye catching. The approach by the author to explain complex systems is perfect for a young person. I bought 12 books to give to friends with children--Christmas presents.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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