Inside Human Body
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Inside Human Body

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by Aron M. Bruhn, Joel Ito, Kathleen Kemly
     
 

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Take the most fantastic voyage of all! With more than 70 illustrations plus dynamic multiple full-body fold-outs, Inside Human Body offers thrilling close-up views of the heart, lungs, brain, nerves, and more! Each system is presented in a child-friendly context, with answers to such questions as: What are goose bumps? Why do I have freckles? WhySee more details below

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Overview

Take the most fantastic voyage of all! With more than 70 illustrations plus dynamic multiple full-body fold-outs, Inside Human Body offers thrilling close-up views of the heart, lungs, brain, nerves, and more! Each system is presented in a child-friendly context, with answers to such questions as: What are goose bumps? Why do I have freckles? Why do my veins look blue if my blood is red? Kids will have a great trip inside.

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:
10/05/2010
Series:
Inside Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
477,382
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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