Squirt!: The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about Blood (Mysterious You)

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In the eighth title in the Mysterious You series, go with the flow and learn all about blood and the circulatory system. Topics include what blood's made from, how it moves around our body, the role of the heart, and how our organs clean our blood. Discover that over your lifetime your heart will beat roughly 2.5 billion times, that by the time you're an adult your blood vessels will be long enough to reach around the earth -- twice! and that only about 60 people in the whole world have the rare K zero blood type.

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Trudee Romanek is a children's book editor and the author of The Technology Book for Girls and Other Advanced Beings. She has also written magazine and textbook articles for kids and adults. She lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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*Starred Review* Gr. 4-6. The physiology is accurate, accessible, and exciting in this lively, browsable volume, illustrated with full-color diagrams, pictures, and boxes on every spread. Romanek concentrates mainly on how the human heart and circulatory system work, but she also makes fascinating connections with other creatures, including giraffes, mosquitoes, and bats. Her narrative is chatty and informal without being condescending. The puns are fun, too ("change of heart."), but it's the scientific facts that will enthrall readers. The medical terms are clearly explained; and the occasional "You Try It" boxes present directions for simple experiments. Few science books written for this age level are as successful at making such complicated information comprehensible. A bibliography would have been helpful, but this is still an excellent addition to the Mysterious You series. Hazel Rochman
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