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The Circulatory System
ISBN: 9780736806480
Author: Frost, Helen
Publisher: Pebble Books
Published: August 2000
Retail: $17.32    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: Get students' blood pumping and their minds jumping Full-color photographs and basic diagrams support simple text to introduce the main systems of the human body, one at a time. This fascinating series will make learning the science of the human body easy to digest even for beginning readers. This series explores and supports the standard "The Human Organism: Basic Functions," as required by Benchmarks for Science Literacy: Project 2061
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.29" H x 7.34" L x 6.25" W 24 pages
Bargain Category: Reference, Non-Fiction, Health, Early Elementary, Science
Grade level(s): 1st, 2nd, 3rd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
In these small square books, a few simple, declarative sentences on the right-hand page provide very basic facts about the human body. The opposite page has a color photo of a child or a drawing of muscles, bones, organs, etc. Some photos have the drawing superimposed on the child, producing a more unsettling effect than intended. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 April)
K-Gr 2-Large type and full-page color illustrations accompany short, simple texts that introduce and explain the different body systems. These slim titles are designed to support national science standards and the texts introduce subject-specific words that are defined in the glossaries. Illustrations feature photographs of ethnically diverse smiling children, and all except Muscular contain a few uncluttered diagrams with boxed legends or labels that will assist youngsters in grasping the concepts and identifying the parts of the system under consideration. Each volume is small enough for little hands to hold. Although these utilitarian, unimaginative books lack the visual appeal of such volumes as Seymour Simon's Muscles (Morrow, 1998), they may be helpful to newly independent readers ready to move beyond the science "Rookie Reader" series (Children's).-Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.