Stuff you need to know about the human body

by Farndon, John,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 612 Far
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 612 Far

Review of Stuff You Need to Know! by John Farndon:
"Packed with information."
--School Library Journal

On the heels of Stuff You Need to Know! , which covered anything and everything mechanical, comes this new take on something we all have in common -- the human body. Aimed at readers nine and up, Stuff You Need to Know About the Human Body follows teams of tiny people as they run around performing the actions explained in the text. Stops are made at all of the body's organs, processes, and systems, from the hippocampus to blood to DNA and ear wax.

Readers will discover answers to the questions they didn't know they had, like:

what exactly happened when I broke my leg? why did my Dad have a heart attack? why do I feel so awful when I get the flu? what are goosebumps? why am I supposed to drink a lot of water?

The 80-page extent allows for an in-depth look at many of the body's processes, and the four double gatefolds give a large space in which to show the circulatory, skeletal, immune, and digestive systems. Readers can learn that they have two skeletal systems; what each neighborhood in the brain does; why veins look blue if blood is red; and if they want to, they can follow their dinner as it goes from the tongue to the gut to, well, the very end.

Packed with authoritative information presented humorously and with a light touch of accurate scientific terminology, this is a fabulous browser for all young readers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What goes on inside a cell? What are bones? What does your liver do? For all of those questions and approximately 28 more, this slim offering provides answers in spades. Two-page spreads (plus a few with gatefolds) are devoted to answering each question about a body system, process, or organ. Brightly colored illustrations show the body as a factory, with tiny workers darting around to keep the pieces in working order. Looking too deeply at the metaphor will cause it to fall apart, but it is a fun way to explain more complex ideas. The text itself, written in palatable, bite-size pieces, is numbered and has arrows directing the reader where to read next as it flies around the pages. In spite of the lively, lighthearted illustrations, the information is fairly complex and detailed, with plenty of new and challenging vocabulary. For fans of DK's Eyewitness series or any of David Macaulay's works, or for those who are seeking a concise look at the human body, this is a surefire win.--Linsenmeyer, Erin Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Human body -- Juvenile literature.
Human anatomy -- Juvenile literature.
Human physiology -- Juvenile literature.
Human biology -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Buffalo, New York :2017
Contributors Hutchinson, Tim, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9781770859814
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