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In this mind-bogglingly hysterical and brain-meltingly informative book, the body's most vital muscle gets a thorough probing. A friendly blob of grey (or in this case, blue) matter, Brainy, guides you through the many functions of the human brain, from involuntary actions like breathing, to vast and complex mechanisms that govern emotions and the senses. It's all explained with detailed but informal introductions and captions, accompanied by simple, colourful and comical illustrations which will engage even the most reluctant.
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Gr. 4^-7. Human anatomy books for this age group abound, but this one approaches the topic from the point of view of the brain. Following a brief history of medicine, Parker offers a detailed discussion of the central nervous system. He then describes the other body systems, emphasizing the brain's role in controlling each. For every function, there are illustrated double-page spreads, with short paragraphs on several subtopics. Within each section, there are subsections called "Spare-Part Surgery" and "Spies on Your Insides," describing, respectively, artificial devices that can replace body parts and modern techniques for examining the body. Although the cartoon-style illustrations and a few flip captions ("low-fat, high-fiber French fry" ) may put off some adults, the book is packed with information and has lots of kid appeal. Kay Weisman
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