Jessica's X-Ray

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Featuring six real x-rays printed on mylar, Jessica's X-Ray is a unique and fun look inside our bodies and the world of x-rays written by a professional x-ray technologist who has worked extensively with children. In the book, kids follow Jessica, who has broken her arm, as she tours the hospital seeing x-ray rooms and looking at actual x-ray, CAT-scan, MRI and ultrasound images. These real x-ray images are printed on mylar so readers can see firsthand what Jessica sees. An identification key at the end of the ...

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Overview

Featuring six real x-rays printed on mylar, Jessica's X-Ray is a unique and fun look inside our bodies and the world of x-rays written by a professional x-ray technologist who has worked extensively with children. In the book, kids follow Jessica, who has broken her arm, as she tours the hospital seeing x-ray rooms and looking at actual x-ray, CAT-scan, MRI and ultrasound images. These real x-ray images are printed on mylar so readers can see firsthand what Jessica sees. An identification key at the end of the book also helps kids pick out bones and muscles on their own.

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Editorial Reviews

Akron Beacon Journal
Demystifies the process in a nonthreatening, very interesting way.
Charlotte Parent - Lynne T. Burke
Great preparation for any child wondering about a scheduled X-ray procedure, not to mention parents who could use a tutorial.
Library Talk - Susan Black
This is a great title for kids to read to help take the scariness out of any emergency room visits a child may face. It would also be a good resource for a unit on the human skeletal system. Recommended.
Parents and Kids
Jessica's X-Ray is a unique way for children to learn about their bodies. Parents will find it a useful tool to help ease a child's fear about going to the doctor or hospital.
Canton Repository - Saimi Rote Bergmann
Fascinating, even for adults. I can't say it emphatically enough — this is a must buy.
Hamilton Spectator - Gary Curtis
Zonta has found a great way to demystify the X-ray process and take the scariness out of it, while at the same time providing some painless and fun education about the body.
Science Books and Films - Donald F. Logsdon Jr.
Children are interested in what goes on inside their bodies. This book, full of real x-rays, will fascinate them.
Canadian Materials - Lisa Hanson O'Hara
Seeing the x-ray machines, themselves, and the light panels, the lead aprons, and other hospital equipment makes the discussion of unfamiliar terms easier for children to understand. Recommended.
Parents and Kids
Parents will find it a useful tool to help ease a child's fear about going to the doctor or hospital.
The Canton Repository
Fascinating, even for adults. I can't say it emphatically enough -- this is a must buy.
Susan Black
This is a great title for kids to read to help take the scariness out of any emergency room visits a child may face. It would also be a good resource for a unit on the human skeletal system. Recommended.
Library Talk
Gary Curtis
A great way to demystify the X-ray process and take the scariness out of it. .
Hamilton Spectator
Kidstoday
A unique way for children to learn about their bodies ... a useful tool to help allay a child's fear. . .
Lynne T. Burke
Great preparation for any child wondering about a scheduled X-ray procedure,not to mention parents who could use a tutorial. .
Charlotte Parent
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A young girl breaks her arm and must have an X ray. Later, while waiting for her cast to dry, she goes on a tour of the hospital and learns about other forms of body imaging, including CAT scans, ultrasound, and MRIs. The text briefly defines each test and gives an example of its use. For example, readers are told that an MRI employs a big magnet to take pictures that show tissue normally hidden behind bone; a tipped-in film of a head is included. Overall, six images printed on film are integrated into the book. With each one, questions are posed to help readers identify the different parts of each picture, be it skull, brain, ribs, or heart. Pale, delicate pencil-and-watercolor sketches help carry the text along and show the setting for each test and the equipment used. In question-and-answer format, the final two pages further define the imaging methods and explain why one would be chosen over another. Despite the rudimentary level of the illustrations and the text, the book is useful as an introduction to these complex medical procedures. Of course, Jessica leaves the hospital smiling.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552975770
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/12/2006
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 436,049
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Zonta has worked extensively as a Medical Radiation Technologist in children's and teaching hospitals. She is also a writer with a BA in English Literature from McMaster University. Pat lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Clive Dobson is a versatile artist and illustrator with many books to his credit including Tex and Watersheds. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Great early elementary resource

    This was an excellent book for my kindergarten students to learn about x-rays. They enjoyed the story and the x-rays included were fun for them to decipher.

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