My Achy Body

My Achy Body

by Liza Fromer, Francine, Joe Weissmann
     
 

Young children are full of questions about how their bodies work. With straightforward,  easy-to-understand language and a playful attitude, Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD have collaborated to create books packed with solid information about the intricacies of the human body. Their reassuring text describes the body’s various systems and supplies

Overview

Young children are full of questions about how their bodies work. With straightforward,  easy-to-understand language and a playful attitude, Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD have collaborated to create books packed with solid information about the intricacies of the human body. Their reassuring text describes the body’s various systems and supplies parents and caregivers with answers that will help them provide the accurate, age-appropriate information young children need.
 
My Achy Body describes the central nervous system. What is happening to us when we feel pain, and how does our body repair itself when we are hurt?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
This is part of the "Body Works" series focusing on the pain your body encounters. There are different kinds of pain, such as emotional and physical pain. The reader is comforted to learn that most pain will lesson with time. Bruises are pains that come from broken blood vessels. Each book in the series has engaging pictures along with medical terms (MT) in the text. The reader will learn that apples and bananas can also bruise, but doesn't explain that a bruised apple isn't from broken capillaries which a young reader may assume caused the bruise. Scrapes and scabs are explained in kid friendly words: because several thin layers of skin have been removed exposing a lot of nerve endings, you feel pain. A ligament that is injured is called a sprain and an injured tendon is a strain. Either way you should rest and elevate the injury. There are true and false questions and answers throughout each book in the series. Readers will have fun learning what their amazing bodies can do. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770492042
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Series:
Body Works Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Known for her wit, charm, and engaging personality, Liza Fromer is a widely respected broadcast journalist. She earned a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University and, for five years, hosted City TV’s Breakfast Television. Liza was then offered the chance to host her own series, “The List,” for the SLICE network. Her career has also included working with the Discovery Channel, CBS Newspath Los Angeles, and Newstalk 1010’s “Moore in the Morning.” Liza Fromer lives in Toronto.
 
Born in Toronto, Francine Gerstein MD received her Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Western Ontario and her doctorate from the University of Toronto Medical School. She  completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto and practices Family Medicine and aesthetic (cosmetic) medicine. She is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Gerstein has co-authored this Body Works series with her sister-in-law, Liza Fromer.
 
Award-winning illustrator Joe Weissmann was born in Austria and grew up in the small village of Acre by the Mediterranean Sea in Israel. He came to Canada when he was eleven. He lived in Montreal and studied at Le Musée des Beaux Arts and Concordia University. He has a long, distinguished career as an illustrator in advertising as well as in magazine and book publishing.

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