Viruses

Viruses

by Gareth Stevens Publishing
     
 

Feel healthy? Germ free? Guess again. Invaders are slinking around your body right now, ready for a chance to replicate. These little invaders are big trouble in tiny packages. Viruses are everywhere. In Viruses, Discovery Channel takes you inside a virus to discover that there is nothing ordinary about these tiny troublemakers.  See more details below

Overview

Feel healthy? Germ free? Guess again. Invaders are slinking around your body right now, ready for a chance to replicate. These little invaders are big trouble in tiny packages. Viruses are everywhere. In Viruses, Discovery Channel takes you inside a virus to discover that there is nothing ordinary about these tiny troublemakers.

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Children's Literature
Who would have thought viruses were fun? Okay, viruses aren't, but this book makes learning about them a good time. This book begins with a humorous interview with the, dare we say it, "common cold" virus (that doesn't like to be called "common"). Topics covered include pox, warts, flu, other viruses and the history of vaccines and how they work. Plus, intriguing facts, a "Solve-it-Yourself" mystery, a variety of activities, and career information are included. Just the right amount of terms are introduced for this age level. Colorful photographs and illustrations fill the pages. The only problem with this well-written book is the layout. It is overwhelming. Since the topic isn't high-interest (for most people), getting a reader to dive into so much text with so little rest for the eyes is intimidating. Fortunately, once the engaging text takes hold, most will keep reading. This is the best book in the "Discovery Channel School Science Universes Large and Small series." 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 12 to 15.
—Ruth Buchholz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836833751
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Discovery Channel School Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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