Your Muscles and Bones (How Your Body Works)

Your Muscles and Bones (How Your Body Works)

by Anita Ganeri
     
 

Your amazing body comes complete with systems that work together to make you YOU. How Your Body Works introduces the marvels of the human body and explains basic anatomy and physiology. A clear, straightforward style captures and holds the interest of young readers to instill a lifetime of wonder. It's time to get comfortable with how your body works. Your body has a… See more details below

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Your amazing body comes complete with systems that work together to make you YOU. How Your Body Works introduces the marvels of the human body and explains basic anatomy and physiology. A clear, straightforward style captures and holds the interest of young readers to instill a lifetime of wonder. It's time to get comfortable with how your body works. Your body has a framework that determines your shape. Without muscles and bones, your body would be a useless heap. Your amazing muscles and bones form a connective tissue system that protects your vital organs, gives you strength and helps you move. You'll marvel at the many wonders of Your Muscles and Bones.

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Children's Literature
Did you know that your body starts out with more bones than it eventually has when you grow up? Some of the 350 bones you had when you were born join together and you end up with only 200 as an adult. Some � like the ones in your ear�are as tiny as a grain of rice. These bits of "amazing" information are included on every page of this colorful, interesting and informative series. The series includes titles on your blood, brain, digestive system, lungs and senses. There are well-labeled diagrams and drawings as well as photos of real kids. Bolded words are included in a glossary and there is an excellent index perfect for young nonfiction readers just learning to find specific information in a book. The language makes a complex subject easy to understand�"Other muscles, such as those in your face, pull on your skin to make you smile or frown." Some facts are repeated several times in the book, which can seem redundant to an adult but is probably a good reinforcement for youngsters. Each book concludes with a copy-able activity that asks students to identify different parts of the body. This book is part of an excellent series, "How Your Body Works," for classroom or library; it could also be used in health classes for older students who need simplified reading material. 2003, Evans Brothers Ltd,
— Karen Leggett
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-Lots of white space on a page often helps young readers feel more comfortable approaching nonfiction topics, but these two volumes push the envelope. On one page in Senses, for example, the text totals three sentences and the rest of the space is taken up by a huge picture of a rabbit (some animals move their ears to catch sounds). On top of that, the information is often vague ("These bones help you hear") or downright incorrect ("Other holes make salty sweat"). The holes (pores) don't make the sweat; they're just small openings in the skin. Readers are also encouraged to "-press on your knee, your elbow, or your chin, and you will feel one of your brilliant bones." What's a brilliant bone? The photos are pretty much just decorative and they take up valuable space. No one needs a full-page photo of a child sitting in a chair to understand that knees bend. Wait for better treatments to come along. They will, soon enough.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780836836356
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
How Your Body Works Series
Edition description:
North American Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

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