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ZigZag: The Bones You Own

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Why does a baby have about 350 bones, but his mom just over 200? Why are my bones hidden—not like a skeleton’s? And why does Mom say milk is good for my bones?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee
"The Bones You Own" comes to us from National Geographic Kids. It's a bright, colorful book with page backgrounds in a rainbow of colors, and with all sorts of interesting images presented at interesting angles. Written at the 3rd Grade level (AR is a generic "3") the book gives early elementary school aged children an idea of the function of bones and the diversity of their shapes and sizes.

There are no chapters nor table of contents but here's some of what is covered:

What bones do (protect and
Tim Johnson
Oct 14, 2015 Tim Johnson rated it it was ok
Shelves: discovery-time
It was okay. Keeps the information simple, which you do want in a kids book but it was not the best that I found on the subject.
Apr 09, 2014 Turrean rated it really liked it
Appealing layout; short, informative text; excellent photography.
Jan 13, 2012 Peggy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
My first-grader received this book for Christmas and loves it. As with other books in this series, the reading level and information presented are both just perfect for him.
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