Reviews for Nervous 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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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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