The Circulatory Story


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.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Besides the excellent illustrations the factual information and the glossary make this more than just a entertaining picture book.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

My friend shared this with her eight-year-old daughter who found it interesting. She really enjoyed the illustrations.

Adult Reader Reaction

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.

Type of Book:
This nonfiction picture book is a Junior Library Guild selection.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 and Up
Age of child:
Read with an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book I would buy, especially in the paperback version.

Title The Circulatory Story
Author Mary K. Corcoran
Publisher Charlesbridge © 2010
Illustrators Jef Czekaj
ISBN 1580892086
Material Hard Cover
Genres Science, Health & Wellness
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