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Muscles: Our Muscular System

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Don't move a muscle--read all about them! Did you know that...

Without muscles you couldn't blink--or even breathe!

Nearly 700 muscles control your life.

Big or small, a muscle is made up of just one cell.

Exercise doesn't give you more muscles, but it strengthens the ones you have.
Discover how muscles make us move--and see what it really looks like under your skin.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 8th 2000 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1998)
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Mamoun Bennani
Feb 27, 2016 Mamoun Bennani is currently reading it
Muscles, by Seymour Simon, is a decent book about our muscles and how to take care of them. The book states that every move a human makes is with a muscle. There are 640 muscles that are controlled such as the legs and the arms; the muscles the human does not control are the stomach muscle used for digestion. The biggest muscle is the Gluteus Maximus, also known as the butt. 40 percent of the human body is muscle and 10 percent is fat. Muscles are mostly arranged in pairs; for example, the bicep ...more
Mar 18, 2014 Shelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an informative read about our amazing muscular system and would go perfectly with any text book chapters covering anatomy, or for further research/repetition of facts. The photos and illustration are clear, bold and complement the text well. Since this is a more lengthy read, educators may want to split this up into two lessons.
Christina Camp
Nov 08, 2012 Christina Camp rated it liked it
Shelves: science, body, non-fiction
This is kind of a more advanced book for kids, but is full of information. In my classroom, I will let the more advanced readers use this book when we are doing informational reading and writing. This is a great book to get facts from and learn all about the muscles in your body. The students in my second grade placement love this book.
Shahar Eden
Feb 13, 2014 Shahar Eden rated it really liked it
Shelves: informative, content
An incredible book from a great author that truly capture the essence of our body and how it operates. The book not just talks about the importance of muscles, it also break some myths about the muscles and shows how they look under the skin.
Aug 11, 2010 Cwoods rated it it was amazing
Superb book with great visuals on the muscular system to be used when learning about the human body.
Pimnara Thanggwa
Feb 03, 2013 Pimnara Thanggwa marked it as to-read
i really interested in this book and all thing is about muscular system.
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Seymour Simon, whom the NY Times called "the dean of [children's science:] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association).

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