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by Shelley Rotner
David A. White, Illustrator
Shelley Rotner, Photographer

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423668 | 09-01-2012

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Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Science & Nature
Recommendations: A, K

CCSS Codes:
K: RI.2, RI.7
1: RI.4, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7
2: RI.3, RI.5, RI.6, RI.7

About the Book

The human body can be astonishing. This book is filled with energy-packed photographs of kids running, jumping, riding bikes, and using all five senses. The photos are overlaid with depictions of the nervous, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems and major organs to show the amazing ways in which active bodies function. The five senses and the major organs are all covered. Glossary, notes on the systems and senses, and an index are included.

Shelley Rotner is a writer, teacher, museum educator, and photographer. Her photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, Time, and other magazines. Her Shades of People, created with Sheila M. Kelly, was an ALA Notable Book. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

David A. White is an illustrator, cartoonist, toy creator, and video game artist who has a passion for giant robots. He has worked with LEGO, Mattel, and Mirage Studios among others. This is his first hardcover trade book. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Click here for a Q&A with the illustrator.

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Match the name of the body system to the drawing!

Educator's guide featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.