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The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia (Kingfisher First Reference) [Hardcover]

By Richard Walker (Author), Roy Palmer (With) & Roy Palmer (Contribution by)
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An illustrated introduction to the different parts of the human body and how they work.

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This informative and activity-filled reference introduces younger children to human biology in a lively and accessible way. The book's thematic structure makes it easy for young readers to understand the various systems and organs that make up the body. Dozens of activities and experiments, including - Keeping a food diary (to analyze diet) - provide children with the opportunity to reinforce newly learned information. Full-color spreads address the questions that fascinate children, such as: What are we made of?, Why do we need to sleep?, and How do we breathe? A reference section at the back of the book includes a glossary, an index, and an 'Amazing facts' section. Special Features: Over 1,000 appealing, colorful photographs and illustrations. Clear and easy-to-understand definitions. Related activities and projects. Vocabulary carefully chosen for the 5-8 yr. reading level. Cross-references encourage further exploration.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Kingfisher
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.94" Width: 8.67" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   1.53 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1999
Publisher   Kingfisher
Grade Level  Grade School  
Age  4-8
Series  Kingfisher First Reference  
ISBN  0753451778  
ISBN13  9780753451779  
UPC  046442451772  

Availability  0 units.

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Richard Walker is an award-winning science writer and is the author of a wide range of
books on the human body, biology and natural history. He has a BSc and PhD in zoology, and
he spent several years teaching biology in London schools before becoming a full-time writer.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Reference & Nonfiction > Encyclopedias
4Books > Subjects > Children > Reference & Nonfiction > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Anatomy & Physiology
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8Books > Subjects > Reference > Encyclopedias > Antiques & Collectibles
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10Books > Subjects > Science > Biological Sciences > Anatomy

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia (Kingfisher First Reference)?

The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia (Kingfisher First Reference)   May 30, 2008
Great Books. Nice learning tool. Each subject matter is short and to the point. Easy for younger children to understand.
Kingfisher Human Body Encyclopedia  Dec 12, 2007
I am a homeschooler. I love Kingfisher products. This book is easy for my 1st and 3rd grader to do on their own as supplementary reading.
Great for Science  Aug 13, 2006
This book is easy for my 6 yr old to understand. We are using it for our science book and she is loving it!!
Most excellent purchase!  Apr 15, 2006
I actually first looked at this book just because it only had a one star rating and I wondered why. When I learned that, it was because it had children's level sex ed I bought it immediately. My 5 year old was trying to figure out what a birthday was for and I needed a little visual assist to help him understand that he came from my belly on that day. Really, the sex ed of this book is perfect for small children. It shows a big blow up of an egg surrounded by sperm. It has two basic anatomy drawings of what is in a woman and what is in a man with no deep detail; they are small and dull in comparison to the Sperm and Egg multicolor blow up of a microscope picture. It shows on the next two pages a baby developing in the womb. It's just drawings and it has an ultra sound of the profile of a baby's head. Nothing about how the baby gets in there, nothing about how it comes out, just very basic things a small child can understand (I highly recommend it for the 5 year old set). It is very colorful and shows much of the anatomy in relation to children's bodies.
The whole book is wonderful. It is drawings and pictures of all the major systems of the body. They are detailed enough that you can see all the stuff that is under our skin, but it is written simply. On the muscles of the face, rather than name them they say, "These muscles make you blink, these muscles make you smile." Very kid friendly and related to questions kids will ask. This is good for a beginner reader who is old enough to be curious about how the body works. It also has little boxes at the bottom of many pages with experiments that kids can do to give hands on visuals about the lessons presented. My son has been fascinated by it since it arrived and looks through it at least once a day. He spends time marveling at the pictures and how cool people are on the inside. There is nothing gruesome in it though it does broach things like available artificial body parts. I guess it could be useful in explaining Grandma or Grandpa's operation. What I like the most is, it has real anatomical pictures with captions that are kid friendly and easy to understand. I highly recommend this for small children so long as you are comfortable with them knowing about all of their body parts and not just some of them.
Reproductive chapter is way to descriptive  Sep 15, 2005
My 9 year old son, a forth grader, brought this book home from his school library. If you could have seen his face and then mine as he read aloud the chapter on reproduction. I would not have to say anymore about the book. Let's just say I now have to have "The Talk" with my nine year old son, when this should have waited until he was at least 11 or 12. I thought it was completely inappropriate, very explicate and way to descriptive to put this info in a childs book. The front cover is very misleading, it makes it look like just another fun human body book that he likes to read. It also should not be called the "First" Human Body Encyclopedia, it should say the "Middle School Childs" Human Body Encyclopedia. This would have been a great book, full of great information for any child to read if not for that one chapter. I'm very upset.

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