This title is one part science, one part art, and 100% engaging. If you're teaching kids human body lessons, this is one fun and educational book to have in your arsenal! Each spread brims with paper sculptures and other novelty items (pop-ups, pull tables, sound chips, fiber optics...), plus ample illustrations, diagrams, etc. The cover has a button that, when pressed, fires neurons in an illustration of a brain, and in one spread, there's even a 3-D heart that actually beats!
BookPage called it an "irresistible multi-sensory introduction to biology... captivating." You'll have to be careful with this book, since it's full of pop-ups, sound chips, acetates, fiber optics, etc... However, it's such a captivating, unique book that we think it's worth the extra care required. The text is a bit challenging for young kids, but the novelty features will encourage so much learning that this is still a solid resource of the classroom, even if the reading level is a bit too high.
This book was selected for a Parent's
Choice Award for Non-Fiction!
Interest Level: Grade 4+
Below are sample spreads from inside Alive: The Living, Breathing Human Body Book, showing the fantastic paper sculptures, smaller novelty items (ie: the small lift-the-tab in the corner), and amply illustrated pages. And see that heart...it literally beats!!! So fun, so interesting!
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