School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-6-Burns discusses the function of skin, what happens when burns or blisters damage it, types of injuries, their treatment, and why protection from the sun is important. The emphasis is on prevention. Vaccinations describes how the common childhood communicable diseases are transmitted, their signs, and their symptoms. Background material includes how vaccines were developed, how they work, why they are necessary, and their public-health aspect. Both books have succinct, easy-to-understand texts; well-placed, informative color graphics; and activities. Joanna Cole's Cuts, Breaks, Bruises, and Burns (Crowell, 1985; o.p.) has a simpler explanation for the healing process.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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