School Library Journal11/01/2013
Gr 2–4—Avoiding more controversial bodily features-or, in the case of Bladder, leaning toward abstraction in both text and illustrations-these bland introductions provide simple explanations of what selected anatomical components are made of and their functions. Each volume combines narratives directly addressing readers with a mix of posed photos of happy children and simplified diagrams or idealized digital models with labels. Sprinkled but not weighted down with specific terms such as "cochlea" and "periosteum," the texts cover physical structures, functions, and diseases and disorders without disturbing details. Each volume concludes with clear messages about the importance of proper nutrition, health, physical exercise, and safety practices, plus leads to further information.