Reviews for Broken Bones

Library Media Connection Reviews 2009 May/June
With these stories children learn about germs, viruses and antibodies, vaccines, the immune system, and a variety of childhood ills and conditions. Each chapter is accompanied with sharp color photographs that do an excellent job of depicting causes, symptoms, and various related scenes. The author also includes information on ways to maintain a healthy body, a recurring theme in the series. Throughout each book, readers can find sidebars that introduce a warning or a quiz. In addition to these eye-catching features are large color headlines and subheadings that move the reader along. In each book, young readers can find a glossary and listings of books, media, and Web sites that offer more information. The colorful graphics and images, along with the easy-to-read text, will make this series a well-used one by young readers. Index. Recommended. Sheila Acosta, Children?s Librarian, San Antonio, Texas ¬ 2009 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 November

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.

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