My Brilliant Body: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Your Own Body

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Overview


This amusing question-and-answer book will appeal to kids who are curious about the many amazing and bizarre facts related to the human body. That is to say, just about every boy and girl will want to browse through My Brilliant Body. They'll discover, for instance, that when they bite into their food, approximately 10,000 tiny taste buds in their mouth tell them whether they are eating something sweet, savory, sour, or just plain awful. They'll also learn interesting facts about the composition of their blood, the reason they feel pain when they're injured, how the body fights off deadly infections, and the body's smallest muscle. They'll also get answers to body-related questions like, where do the largest number of bathroom germs live? Approximately 200 amazing questions with remarkable answers are supplemented with black-and-while line art on most pages.
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VOYA - Teresa Copeland
This book advertises "gross parts included" on the cover and that feature is certainly evident throughout. A hodgepodge of facts about the human body and related subjects fills this small but very funny book. Although there are plenty of not-so-gross facts, such as the chemical makeup of a person and what different medical machines do, most of the information included is at least a little gross. Covered here are such topics as the seven types of stool, the benefits of leeches, the composition of snot, much about blood, and more than most would want to know about farting. MacDonald treats everything with a straightforward but humorous tone. Each fact gets its own small section, sometimes two to a page, and each section has an entry in the table of contents. That is the extent of the organization given to the information, as the book wanders around the body with no attempt for any section to relate to the topics before or after it. Black-and-white illustrations appear throughout, sometimes providing additional information, but mostly existing to be funny with the grosser facts. Curious teens looking for a discussion in plain English of the parts of anatomy most books gloss over will be fascinated. Teens and younger who love knowing all about the "gross parts" will immediately latch onto this book. Reviewer: Teresa Copeland
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764161728
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

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