Gr 2-4-Whether describing being bitten by a mosquito, wiping out on the pavement while skating, or playing soccer with a friend who has an asthma attack, Landau's conversational introductions allow readers to imagine themselves in unfortunate situations. Following the case studies are clear and concise explanations about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of the featured ailments. Photo illustrations are apt and age appropriate and the close-ups of bruises, microscopic ticks, and scabs will grab the attention of kids with a fascination for all things gross. Pervading the books (through pictures of smiling, approachable doctors; fun facts; and hints on how to stay safe) is an overall sense of reassurance that even if something hurts, "all better" is never too far away. Appealing and readable nonfiction.[Page 30]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.