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The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick by [Howard Bennett]

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"...Remarkably comprehensive...Well-organized and systematic in its approach, this is an especially desirable work. A thorough, accurate, and attractive effort that's useful for quick reference as well as for a deeper examination of the topic."
Kirkus Reviews

"Captivates readers with an engaging look at the inside and outside workings of the human body....A fresh perspective on health and wellness and a useful resource or browsing selection for nonfiction collections."
School Library Journal

"An entertaining, informative and sometimes gross read for kids, teens and even adults....it includes clear, color pictures and diagrams to make explanations of various bodily functions easily understood, and it even contains some fun do-it-yourself-at-home science experiments."
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"What is different about this book is that it uses humor and what children enjoy – gross tales – to explain bodily functions in a way that kids will find engaging.
Parentcircle.com

“Jam-packed with gross stories, cool diagrams,and fun facts, this book also includes do-it-yourself projects that demonstrate different body functions."
—Learning Magazine

"Uses humor, bright illustrations and fun stories about animals to get kids interested in everything from why their earspop to the purpose of saliva.”—Bethesda Magazine 

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–6—In this physically hefty volume, Bennett captivates readers with an engaging look at the inside and outside workings of the human body. Rich with medical terminology, the writing style smoothly blends definitions of unfamiliar vocabulary with factual details. Technical passages are enhanced by clear diagrams. Large doses of humor lighten the tone, and gross-out descriptions, such as "snot rocket," should keep students reading. Bennett has a knack for breaking down complex medical information into understandable material. Nine sections delve into topics such as body systems, senses, puberty, and human development. Also covered are ways to stay well and some common illnesses, with suggestions on how to get better. Heaps of supplemental material, which appears in sidebars, further expands the content. A thorough index aides in quick retrieval of information—but since there is no separate glossary, readers will need to flip back to previous pages to reacquaint themselves with terms. Colorful photos (a mix of original and stock) and illustrations are plentiful. At times, the cartoonish art style, especially those on chapter-heading pages, seem geared more towards a younger audience when compared to the level of the text. VERDICT A fresh perspective on health and wellness and a useful resource or browsing selection for nonfiction collections.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B06Y4WYW86
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rodale Kids (November 7, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 7, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 29212 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars All about the human body with a fun twist :)
By Marwa on July 17, 2018
Love the book and most importantly my 5 and 7 year old loved it as well. The illustration is amazing!! I like how it has both reality and animated pics. Great buy 👍🏻
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction books of our human body for kids and young adults
By Lady_C on May 10, 2020
A good introduction books of our human body for kids and young adults. This book has a strong hard cover, all colored pages, and covers our human body systems. The size of the page is slightly bigger than an A4 paper. The fond is easy to read (about size 16 Ariel on Word). Each body system contents basic functions and pathologies. Very helpful books even for myself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Human Body Resource for K-5
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5.0 out of 5 stars I reccomend it to anyone with kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book for kids
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
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