This is an innovative new body series with commissioned photos and detailed anatomical illustrations to show children how their bodies work inside and out. They can find out how they move, eat, see, think and feel. The series looks at what goes on inside the body during everyday activities such as riding a bike, eating an apple, reading a book or doing a sum. Each book shows how the body can become ill and how to keep healthy. There are also explanations of common disabilities. How do you move? What happens inside your body when you jump in the air or pull a face? This book shows how bones, joints and muscles work and how people get their energy to move. It includes information on how the brain sends messages around the body to allow us to make lots of different movements. Children can also read about how injuries occur and how the body repairs itself.
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Jillian Powell is a full-time children's author, who writes both fiction and non-fiction, including many books on the body and health and other PSHE subjects.From Booklist:
Reviewed with Claire Llewellyn's Eating.
Gr. 1-3. These books in the Body in Action series offer younger readers basic introductions to the human body. Eating discusses why people need to eat, the digestive system, and smelling, tasting, and chewing. The book uses foods such as potatoes, chicken, and fruits and vegetables to explain how the body uses carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals, respectively. Food allergies and tips for healthy eating are also covered. Moving explains how parts of the body work when the body is engaged in movements such as jumping and running. Powell also discusses how energy is expended during movement and how movement sometimes causes injury to the body. Both books are abundantly illustrated with color photographs of children demonstrating what the text explains as well as informative diagrams. Words defined in a glossary appear in boldface in the text. Suggestions for further reading are also included. Attractively designed, sensibly organized, and informative, these are fine choices to introduce young children to the respective subjects. Ed Sullivan
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Book Description Smart Apple Media, 2004. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Creative ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1583404376