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Title:
Me and my amazing body
Author:
Sweeney, Joan, 1930-2017.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A girl describes how her skin, bones, muscles, brain, blood, heart, lungs, and stomach receive energy and function as parts of her body.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 45412.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 23000 Guided reading level: M.
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ISBN:
9780517800539

9780517800546
Format :
Book

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Summary

Here's a lively, easy-to-read, easy-to-use introduction to anatomy by the author and illustrator of the popular Me on the Map and Me and My Place in Space. The young narrator begins with the body parts we can see -- skin, eyes, nose, etc. -- and then shows what amazing parts are hidden underneath the skin.How many bones hold up the body? What makes the body move? How does the brain tell the rest of the body what to do? Part by part, fact by fact, each major part of the body is clearly and simply explained, including what it does and how it works. Colorful, detailed illustrations show where each part of the body is located. And an amusing, amazing body fact section is included at the very end. Unlike most books about anatomy, which are complex and geared toward older children, Me and My Amazing Body allows the youngest readers to discover just how amazing their bodies are!


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-9. With a lively text and simple, colorful illustrations, this picture book explains a lot of human anatomy and physiology to young children. What's more, Sweeney makes it a continuous story. A girl talks about her skin; then beneath her skin are her bones (and she talks about them); attached to her bones are her muscles, which move because her brain tells them to; and her brain and body need energy, which they get from the blood. . . . The pictures of the child, inside and out, are as clear and informative as the words, showing how the parts of the body work and the connections between them. The casual tone ("My brain is the boss of my body") never condescends; in fact, children will feel the wonder of the scientific story that builds to the amazing climax: every person in the world has a body that's very much the same, but every person is also very different. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this delightful concept book, a girl gives readers a guided tour of her "amazing body," illustrated with colorful cartoon art. The child talks about the parts of the body that she can see, but mostly about those she can't. She describes the functions of her skin, bones, muscles, brain, blood, heart, lungs, and stomach in an engaging and accessible way. For example, when discussing muscles, the girl states that, "They stretch and shrink like rubber bands." She says that her heart is "like my own little engine." The book ends with the affirmation that while everyone's body is similar, each individual is unique. A page of "Amazing Body Facts" is appended. The drawings are scientifically sound and well incorporated into the picture-book format. An informative and enjoyable title.-Susan Knell, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.