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Your Body

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Have you ever wondered what's inside you? Take a tour around your amazing body and find out what your heart and lungs do, how you see and hear, where food goes and lots more.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Usborne Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Margaret
Nov 18, 2010 Margaret rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for little ones who are interested in learning more about the human body and its various functions. The illustrations are medically accurate but completely age appropriate. The focus of the book is on the inside of the body and how it works.
Sara
Aug 03, 2010 Sara rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is packed with really usable information. The illustrations make the text even more accessible. They have figured out how much to give a kid without overwhelming them. Love it.
Andrea Thorpe
Jan 17, 2011 Andrea Thorpe rated it it was amazing
Mark has this and it is one of his favorite books. It's got a great breakdown of the human body that a 4 year old can understand. 5 stars!!
Mary Little
Sep 30, 2016 Mary Little rated it liked it
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This nonfiction, informational book describes the basic parts and functions of the human body. The author and the illustrator creatively use metaphors to explain some of the more complicated body functions. Tiny people are shown working inside the body as if it's a machine. This approach reminded me of the movie "Inside Out".

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This book is perfect for teaching young children how the human body functions. It would fit seamlessly into a discussion about the human body. Th
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Tonya Nelson
May 05, 2014 Tonya Nelson rated it really liked it
Summary: This book focuses on the amazing body and contains pages about the bony frame (skeleton), mighty muscles, breathing, powerful pump (heart), inside your head (brain), passing messages, eyes and seeing, ears and hearing, munching machine (mouth, teeth, and tongue), where food goes (stomach), water works (kidneys), outer covering (skin), and why your body goes under attack (germs). There are great facts, analogies, photos, diagrams, and pictures that work together to explain these amazing ...more
Lea
Oct 24, 2011 Lea rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens, science
This early learning book about the human body was a bit of a disappointment. Part of the problem is that the illustrations for the biological processes are not entirely realist. Instead, they contain what amounts to metaphors or comparisons to nonbiological processes. Unfortunately, many of those metaphors are allusions that children may not fully appreciate or understand -- introducing confusion rather than clarity. Also, the book ends with the immune system and the assertion that the body is ...more
Sarah
May 02, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
This is a really fun book that looks at how our body's basic systems work. The illustrations demonstrate the systems in a quirky way (reminicent of "The Way Things Work" by David Macaulay). It really captivated my 6-year-old. The real body scans and close up pictures of nerves and white blood cells are pretty cool too. They even refer to websites at the back of the book to learn more about the body.

The book does end a bit abruptly, and while the illustrations are fun, they aren't realistic at a
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James Jones
Apr 25, 2012 James Jones rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
I like this book because it tells you about your seeing and stuff, and your eyes, and when you blink it wipes off water. You have about 60 face muscles. They let you make lots of expressions. Enamel is the hardest material in your body. Enamel is on the outside of your teeth and your teeth...they have roots that go deep into your gums.
Bonnie
Sep 01, 2014 Bonnie rated it it was ok
It's a starting point introducing young children to their bodies. I felt the text could have included more vocabulary related to appropriate terminology.
There were some highlights and fun facts included.
Heather
Why did I not read this when we were studying the human body? Oh, because I forgot we own it. And that is why we're cataloging them now.
Rochelle
Jan 15, 2011 Rochelle rated it it was amazing
Great book for easily explaining what goes on in the body. Lungs, heart, brain, bones, muscle, etc.
My 4-year old easily followed.
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