Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body

Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body

by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
     
 

Your body is amazing--but you really need to look inside to find out why. Just flip the book flaps to see how your body works under your skin. See how your body works hard to keep your lungs breathing, your heart beating, and your eyes seeing.

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Your body is amazing--but you really need to look inside to find out why. Just flip the book flaps to see how your body works under your skin. See how your body works hard to keep your lungs breathing, your heart beating, and your eyes seeing.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The older elementary set will be clamoring for this lighthearted but informative look at their own insides."

Kirkus Reviews

"This colorful book on the human body features bold artwork and simple explanations."

Booklist

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4- Addressing readers in a lively, breezy manner and inviting children to explore the structure and operation of their own bodies, this book has brightly colored pages with large cartoon-style illustrations and diagrams. The easy-to-read text is set in fairly large type and does an adequate job of explaining how the body and sensory systems work. Each paragraph or related group of short paragraphs is headed by a key word or words in bold type. In the center of each spread is an illustration, the right half of which has a bound-in flap that lifts to reveal an internal view of the body part. The spread labeled "Touch it! Taste it! Hear it!," for example, discusses nerve messages for touch, taste buds, the hearing receptors, and balance; the closed flap shows the areas of taste reception on the tongue; and the opened flap reveals a diagram of the inner-ear structure. This is a clever means of introducing body structure and functions in a way that children will enjoy reading and viewing.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, NJ

Kirkus Reviews
Covering most of the major systems (circulatory, muscular, skeletal, digestive, respiratory and nervous), this is one introduction to the human body that will find a willing and fascinated audience. Although their terms are not always the most scientific ("food pipe" instead of esophagus), they do grab the attention of the intended audience, as do the abundant similes and metaphors. Readers will find "pee," "poop" and "snot" scattered amidst the more scientific body-part terminology: "Your rectum is your body's own trash can!" The illustrations are nicely detailed and well-labeled. The half-flaps on each page (they flip to reveal an insider's view of the body) cleverly line up with both the right and left-hand pages, making the most of the book's space. A table of contents and index allows readers to use this as a rudimentary reference source. The older elementary set will be clamoring for this lighthearted but informative look at their own insides. (Nonfiction. 5-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807583135
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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