Reviews for Digestive System


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
Double-page spreads describe the workings of the title body systems, usually with simple text on left-hand pages and large, colorful photographs or diagrams on the right. The texts touch on common disorders (e.g., high blood pressure in Circulatory) and healthy practices. "Brain Food" spreads pose three questions and provide answers. Ample white space, engaging images, and "Word of Mouth" sidebars are reader-friendly. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Buddy Books: Body Systems titles: Circulatory System, Digestive System, Muscular System, and Nervous System.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 November/December
These two well-designed books explain how a person's body processes food and converts it to energy, and how a person breathes. Because the layout uses large fonts and images with captions, the series can be used with even preschoolers. Each book has 10 chapters, some with similar titles. Chapters entitled "Gurgle Gurgle" and "Sniffle Sniffle" provide succinct sentences about medical conditions, such as diarrhea and asthma. "Health Body Files" give health advice in short sentence bullets, such as the benefits of water, clean teeth, and exercise. Because of the wonderful organization and presentation of information in these books, they are recommended for all public, juvenile, and school library collections. Glossary. Websites. Index. Caroline Geck, School Library Media Specialist, Newark (New Jersey) Public Schools [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] RECOMMENDED ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

Gr 2-4--Succinct and to the point, these titles introduce the system, its location and operation; transition with a "Brain Food" spread with additional facts; present some related health issues; and conclude with "Healthy Body Files" that offer suggestions to keep the system working optimally. Spreads feature a page of text opposite photos, micrographs, and diagrams, whose captions are sometimes inadequate. Illustrated "Word of Mouth" and "How It Sounds" sidebars add facts and pronunciation guides, respectively.

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