Introduces the brain and describes its function within the nervous system. Also explains how to keep the brain healthy.
Children's LiteratureEver been asked the question how does a person know and learn about things? Here is a book from "The Bridgestone Science Library" series that can answer many questions about the brain. Learn about the function of the brain and how it is the main control center for the human body. The three main parts of the brain are described along with pictures to locate where the parts are inside the brain. Learn about ways to help keep the brain healthy such as eating right and completing puzzles. The book is filled with color pictures and various facts about the brain that are easy to read and learn; for example, what functions do the left and right side of the brain control in a person. Suggested activities are included to help give a more hands-on approach in understanding for the reader. Additional reference pages at the end of the book include a glossary, further studying suggestions such as books, videos, and Web sites and an index. This book is an ideal tool to use for introducing the science of the human body in a classroom setting. Also this is a great book to introduce to children who are curious about how the functions of the body are controlled. 2002, Capstone Press,
School Library JournalK-Gr 2-The simple layouts of these excellent series titles include colorful borders and lots of white space. Each spread discusses one topic ("Joints," "Inside Your Brain") and consists of a page of from three to six sentences opposite an illustration. The full-color photographs correspond well to the text and show children of various ethnicities. Words are defined on page margins and in the glossary. "Fun Fact" boxes include interesting side notes (babies are born with 300 bones, while adults have 206). An easy-to-follow "Hands On" activity is provided at the back of each book. Similar in scope to Anna Sandeman's Bones (1995) and Brain (1996, both Copper Beech), the material presented here is even more basic and will be highly useful for the youngest students and browsers.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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