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Human Body: A Book with Guts! (Basher Science)

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Basher Science: Human Body, A Book with Guts! Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green

From the best-selling team that brought you The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, and Astronomy comes a topic that's close to our hearts-literally! Meet the characters and processes that that keep the human body chugging along. From the basic building blocks like Ce
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Kingfisher
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Eric H
Apr 01, 2013 Eric H rated it it was amazing
I read the human body it is all about what's on the inside cells lungs intestines liver and more I give this book 5 stars because everything has its on page I wish you happy reading!
Christian Sam
This book is probably a stretch for younger children, but what makes it good are the illustrations inside that help describe the words in the book about the human body.

In the book each function kind f narrates itself, which I think is great for the kids to get a good grasp of what their body is doing; each part, in a fun way though. The illustrations are really eye popping though, I loved it myself and I am not a child. Even though there are a good amount of pages (128), I feel that kids can st
I love Basher’s illustrations, and I think it is great that he illustrates children’s introductory science books. I recently read this to get a brush-up on my knowledge of the human body. I quite enjoyed it. Each chapter builds on ideas and concepts introduced in previous chapters, and rather than organizing each chapter by organ system, it starts with the basic building blocks of life (cells and other microscopic organisms) and progresses to grouping systems that work together in subsequent cha ...more
Jun 08, 2013 LauraW rated it liked it
Recommends it for: kids interested in science
This is an appealing book and it has solid information - and a lot of it. My only question about the book is whether the cartoonish pictures are the best way to illustrate the concepts. Pluses are that they will appeal to kids and the anthropomorphic character of the cartoons adds humor, where the subject might be rather less appealing without them. Negatives are that the real things actually look quite different and for those children who want the real thing, this could be a significant drawbac ...more
Mrs. Pauly
Apr 18, 2013 Mrs. Pauly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This nonfiction series is a phenomenal way for students to learn the basics about different science and math topics. With colorful, humorous illustrations that will draw in middle school readers, students can learn vocabulary and background information reviewing and clarifying numerous curricular topics.

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Nov 21, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I find that I'm loving anything created by Basher. His artwork is fully engaging and so fresh. Couple that with some very clever text by Dan Green, and this is a fantastic book for kids who love science and want to know more, or kids who don't know much and need an engaging resource to help them get into it. As the title suggests, this books is about how the human body works. Chapter titles include: Body Building Blocks, Musculoskeletal Meatheads, Wheezing Windbags and Bloody Busybodies, Food Cr ...more
Sep 02, 2015 Molly rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
New favorite! Love this artwork so much.
Lisa Overberg
Oct 29, 2013 Lisa Overberg rated it really liked it
This book describes parts of the human body in a way that children can understand it. It discusses the different systems in the body, such as the skeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems. The pictures go along with the text and are vibrant, which help keep the readers attention. The glossary at the end is useful for describing the different parts and jobs of the body.

Reading Level: 6.0
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Lexile: 930L
Jul 10, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: ncbla
In colorful, cartoonlike illustrations that resemble a comic book and contain plenty of detail plus simple text that is often witty, readers are take on a tour of the various parts of the body. Young readers will relish all the fascinating and sometimes gross details in this upclose and personal field trip inside ourselves.
This new installment in Basher's science books travels inside the human body. From cells to bones to organ systems, Basher's analogies, humor, and manga-style illustrations describe the complexity of our bodies in an accessible and enjoyable method for kids. Includes an index, glossary, and mini-poster.
Tristan Ng
Mar 14, 2013 Tristan Ng rated it it was amazing
It's one of my favorite book because it teaches you so much about what we do everyday. It teaches you what you never know like how the back of your brain controls your vision. I like this book because then you teaches you about yourself and what your capabable of.
Matthew 11-12
Dec 14, 2011 Matthew 11-12 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was cool because it taught things that I would probably look up. Also because if they used scientific words in the back of the book they would tell you what they mean.
Nov 11, 2012 Ashlee rated it it was amazing
Great nonfiction look at the human body. No real photographs, but cute illustrations and first person narration. Covers human bodies from cells to brain and up and down.
Sep 17, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tl-320
This book discusses all different functions of the human body and has awesome illustration. The information is immense and fifth grade boys will definitely love the gross factor!
Oct 09, 2012 P饆øñ rated it it was amazing
Adorable illustrations and lots of fun facts. My students love this one!
Abraham Ray
Apr 21, 2012 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
lots of weird pictures & facts about the human body!
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