With understandable and humorous text, we learn the basics of the circulatory system - the systemic, pulmonary and coronary circuits that make our body work. The child accompanies a small drop of blood as it makes its way through the system. Along the way he'll learn about how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges and fights plaque.
Besides the excellent illustrations the factual information and the glossary make this more than just a entertaining picture book.
My friend shared this with her eight-year-old daughter who found it interesting. She really enjoyed the illustrations.
I thought the cartoon art was perfect for the subject matter and the material the author included was ideal for a solid introduction to the heart and circulatory system and how it works.
This nonfiction picture book is a Junior Library Guild selection.
The cartoon-like illustrations take away some of the \"yuck\" factor that can pops up with young students learning biology. The story and glossary combine to offer great information in a format that helps kids remember basic anatomy.
9 to 12
7 to 10
Read with an 8-year-old girl.
Buy. This is a book I would buy, especially in the paperback version.