Organs! : how they work, fall apart, and can be replaced (gasp!) (#00011N2)

by Parker, Nancy Winslow

4 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover Greenwillow Books, 2009
Price: USD 16.65
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Dewey: 612; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 6.6


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Organs (Anatomy)

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Insects, Spiders, Etc. (Juvenile Nonfiction; Animals)

From Follett

Includes index.;What is a vital organ? -- Nervous system -- Respiratory system -- Circulatory system -- Digestive system -- Urinary system -- Skeletal system -- Integument system -- Organs: past, present, and future. An illustrated introduction to the different systems of the human body and how they work that covers the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, skeletal, and integument systems; and discusses organ transplants.

From the Publisher

Inside our bodies are many organs and vessels, all grouped into systems that keep us running. How do they interact? What, exactly, are they made out of? And why is it so important to eat right, exercise, and take care of our bodies? Nancy Winslow Parker uses colorful scientific drawings, surprising facts, and engaging anecdotes to explain the anatomy and function of our vital organs.

Ages 6-9

Product Details
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Dewey: 612
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-688-15105-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-688-15105-8
  • LCCN: 2008-020718
  • Follett Number: 00011N2
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 6.6

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/01/09
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/10
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/09
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2010)
Short sections cover seven of the human body systems plus organ transplants and ancient Egyptian funeral customs. Brief narratives (e.g., Uncle Wilmer's pain in his right side turns out to be appendicitis) and kid-friendly descriptions (the brain has "a cover like a latex bathing cap or a rind of an orange") will hold upper-elementary-school readers' interest. Candy-colored cartoonlike illustrations add humor. Websites. Glos., ind.

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