Claire Llewellyn The Big Book of Bones

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The Big Book of Bones

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9780872265462: The Big Book of Bones

How many bones are in the human skeleton? How does a snake swallow creatures that are so much bigger than its mouth? Which was the first animal to have a backbone? The Big Book of Bones answers all these questions and many more. It practically rattles with fascinating facts and information! Readers will bone up on how and why our skeletons differ so much from so many other animals, discover why humans can't run like a cheetah or fly like a bird, venture into the underwater world and examine the bones of fish, and find amazing clues from human and animal skeletons from the past.

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Grade 4-6-Flippers, wings, hooves, exoskeletons, and more are included in this not-limited-to-bones introduction. Each two-page spread explains topics such as the underwater armor of crustaceans, the cartilaginous structure of fish, and the structure of bones. The writing is straightforward, well paced, and filled with the kinds of details that will appeal to young readers, such as how forensic scientists can reconstruct a human face. The illustrations are great; the full-color photos are crisp and well posed, and the drawings are clear and understandable. The book is written and laid out so well that the transposing of captions on one page can be easily overlooked. A good resource for reports and an enjoyable browsing item.
Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 3^-6. Colorful, clear photos and diagrams bring this oversize volume to life and help young readers understand exactly how skeletons work. Each double-page spread focuses on a particular aspect of a working skeleton, such as how birds fly, fish swim, or humans dance or run. The clear, concise text is carefully integrated with the numerous illustrations, and Llewellyn explores the areas that will most interest her audience. Interspersed throughout, "Bone Up" facts provide interesting information related to the particular topic. An excellent introduction, with a quiz and a glossary appended. Karen Hutt

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