Reviews for Bloody Book of Blood


Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 March/April
Using layman's terms, these books cover the basic facts about their respective body fluids. Focusing on the "yuck" and bodily fluid factors that elicits giggles-both topics are appealing to the target age group. Packed with information, the author also makes use of rhetorical questions throughout to pique the reader's interest. Size comparisons used in the writing are easy ones for young readers to grasp. Highlighted words are defined at the bottom of the page. Captioned photographs further extend information on the topics being discussed, as do sidebars. These are solid selections to update the human body section. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Additional Selection. Stephanie Bange, Director, Educational Resource Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 4-6-As the series implies, the perspective here is on "gross," "disgusting," and "nasty" but necessary and healthy body functions that are outlined through a mix of facts and descriptions of possible scenarios. Normal body fluids are explained, including their production and purpose. In some titles, relevant health issues such as blood-borne diseases (Blood), dehydration (Sweat), and kidney stones (Pee) are described. Slang terminology, "Gross Fact" boxes, and an occasional full-page sidebar of related information extend the content. Same-page definitions and labeled diagrams add ease of use. Unfortunately, the studio photos that make up more than 50 percent of the visuals often add little. Still, these are good general purchases that will draw interest.

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