My Healthy Body

My Healthy Body

by Liza Fromer, Francine, Joe Weissmann
     
 

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New book in the BODY WORKS series - straightforward body facts paired with very silly illustrations - for children aged 6 to 9. Ideal for both home and school use.
 
My Healthy Body is a fact-filled book about healthy habits - perfect for instilling the need to look after both mind and body in young children. Covering topics like sleep, exercise,

Overview

New book in the BODY WORKS series - straightforward body facts paired with very silly illustrations - for children aged 6 to 9. Ideal for both home and school use.
 
My Healthy Body is a fact-filled book about healthy habits - perfect for instilling the need to look after both mind and body in young children. Covering topics like sleep, exercise, nutrition, vaccines, eye care, social interaction, family, and hygiene this is the perfect go-to-title for general health care for 6 to 9 year olds.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Loretta Caravette
My Healthy Body is filled with basic information every kids should know about taking care of themselves. It begins with sleep and understanding why sleep is important. It covers exercise. "Exercise makes your muscles stronger...oxygen and nutrients get delivered to your tissues." The nutrition section has a list of important nutrients and how to get them in foods such as "Vitamin D: Helps keep bones strong (found in milk, eggs, and fatty fish)." What this book also covers is the importance of vaccines, eye care, dental care, and hygiene. It even covers the importance of learning and the importance of family and friends. "Your family is your foundation, always there when you need support." There are "Fun Facts" in each section, posed as a true or false question: "old-fashioned toothpaste contained such things as crushed bones, eggshells, oyster shells, cinnamon, burnt toast, charcoal, soap and chalk. (True)." Also, the book gently introduces medical terms, labeled MT. For example: "the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels or MT: cardiovascular system." The term Cardiovascular System may be new to the reader but it is clearly explained. This easy to follow, well-written book would be a good introduction to help your child begin to know why it is important to take care of him or herself and some suggestions on how to go about doing so. Parents might find it the perfect way to reinforce their own ideas and rules. Reviewer: Loretta Caravette
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—From the pastel covers to the final affirming messages, these titles offer solid information in a calm, approachable style. Healthy Body includes the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of good health, covering expected topics such as sleep, exercise, vaccines, nutrition, and hygiene, but also including relationships and mental stimulation. Itchy Body begins on the outside and moves inward addressing dry skin, the various causes for inflammation, insects, infections, internal catalysts, and stress. An introduction reminds readers to get regular medical checkups and outlines the topic. Every section begins with a bold heading and most conclude with a "Fun Fact," "True or False?" question and answer, and, occasionally, a "Doctor Says" point. Cartoon spot art amplifies the information on every page, breaking up the text that is written in a slightly oversize font. The books are intended to be read from beginning to end; there is no table of contents or index. The overall tone will reassure readers much like a visit to a favorite family doctor.—Carol S. Surges, Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770493124
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Series:
Body Works
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

LIZA FROMER is a parent and widely respected broadcast journalist who earned a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. She has hosted Citytv's "Breakfast Television" and the SLICE network's "The List." She has also worked with the Discovery Channel and CBS Newspath Los Angeles. Currently, she is the host of "The Morning Show" on Global Television. Liza Fromer lives in Toronto.
 
FRANCINE GERSTEIN MD is a parent and practitioner of familyand cosmetic medicine who earned her doctorate at the University of Toronto Faculty of 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. Francine Gerstein lives in Toronto.
 
JOE WEISSMANN was born in Austria and grew up by the Mediterranean Sea in Israel. He came to Canada when he was eleven and studied at both Le Musée des Beaux Arts and Concordia University in Montreal. An award-winning illustrator, he has had a distinguished career as an illustrator in advertising as well as in magazine and book publishing.

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