The Monstrous Truth About How Your Body Works by Richard Walker
Frankenstein's 30-day course in building a human body, starting with an
examination of cells and organelles on day one, and proceeding through
all the major organs and body parts until the body is ready on day 30
for a 'systems check' of medical scans.
quite a bit of text on each spread, but the pages are heavily
illustrated with drawings, images from MEG scans, and
more. In a starred
review, School Library Journal said "Talk about mad genius--
from conception to execution, padded red cover with 3-D effect to the
up-close-and-personal images inside, this anatomy book is as engrossing
as any science fiction." Definitely put this one in
your library or work it into your lessons. It's too fun and
educational to pass up!
Interest Level: Grade 5-8
* National Science Teachers' Association Outstanding Science Book 2009
* Parents' Choice Silver Honor for Nonfiction 2008
* Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom 2010
Below are sample spreads from inside this book. We particularly like the mix of illustrations and diagrams and artifacts and state-of-the art photographs that are mixed in with the text. This is a well-designed title that's great for easy browsing.
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