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Yikes: Your Body up Close
     

Yikes: Your Body up Close

by Mike Janulewicz, Science Photo Library (Illustrator), David Gale (Editor)
 
The wonders of the human body--larger than life! Microphotographs of the human body show skin, teeth, blood, bones, eyes, the stomach, and more in magnificent detail. An engaging guessing game-like text and surprising photos--with 12 fold-out pages--take readers closer than they ever thought possible. Full color.

Overview

The wonders of the human body--larger than life! Microphotographs of the human body show skin, teeth, blood, bones, eyes, the stomach, and more in magnificent detail. An engaging guessing game-like text and surprising photos--with 12 fold-out pages--take readers closer than they ever thought possible. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Shocking pink endpapers are the reader's first glimpse of this book of microphotography, in which "your body is the star." Young readers will delight in discovering the hair-raising truths about how they really look, up close. Large-page foldouts mark each new topic. The sections on hair and skin might inspire kids to take more frequent baths or showers! Some adults might find the layout a little on the cute side. Kids probably won't care.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6--Students will exclaim loudly in disgusted "Oooh's!" and "Icks!" when they realize that these hugely magnified microphotographs show what parts of their bodies look like close-up. While the focus is on how the body functions, mention is made of healthy habits such as flossing. Each double-page spread, with a foldout flap on the right page, depicts a full-color magnification of some part of the anatomy. The flap offers blocks of text in lively, conversational tones. Underneath the flaps readers discover more facts, along with other microphotographs of the same area of the body. Hair growing from the scalp, bone and blood cells, the tongue, and teeth after eating are among the close-ups included. Pictures and discussions of head lice, dust mites, and other creatures also appear. The text varies in size from extra-large print to very small-print captions, some of which may be a little difficult for younger readers. Another slight drawback is that neither a table of contents nor a glossary is included. However, as an introduction to health units, this book would certainly engage the interest of even the most reluctant learners.--Stephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA
Kirkus Reviews
Just when readers thought they were in the pink, here comes a book that puts the human body under the microscope. Similar to Yuck! (1996), which examined household micromarvels, this entry in the Science Photo Library series shows parts of the body magnified thousands of times in kaleidoscopic glimpses of a hidden world. In a guessing game format that makes use of gate-fold pages, readers learn that spinning planets are really photos of the human eye, pink worms are new hair growths, and exploding purple cabbages are really tastebuds on the tip of the tongue. The alien landscapes of the human head, tongue, tooth, eye, skin, blood, bones, and internal organs are among the displays; neon-enhanced, textured- looking surfaces demand exploration in this fairly new way of examining the world on us and in us. It's a book that will promote good hygiene—readers will want to wash their hands after reading it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689815201
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
07/08/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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