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The Human Body tackles a number of bodily topics that children are naturally curious about in a forthright and age-appropriate manner. The dynamic pulltabs and flaps complement the simple text and create an engaging book that tells kids a lot of very cool stuff about the anatomy and physiology of their bodies. From being born to building muscles, from breaking bones to digesting food, to the five senses and more, The Human Body is a must-have reference for young children, guaranteed to be enjoyed again and again.
Pascale Hédelin is a regular contributor to many children's magazines including J'aime lire and Je bouquine; and Toupie, Wapiti, and Toboggan. She is also the award-winning author of Earth and Sky and Animal Babies. She lives in Paris, France.Robert Barborini is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where he developed his talent for sculpting and illustrating. He has worked on several collections for children including Mes p’tits docs and Au Temps des... He lives in Strasbourg, France.
Table of Contents
Before You Were Born: How a baby is conceived, lift the flaps to see the baby grow over 9 months
Birth Day: Pull the tab to see the baby being born at the hospital
Growing Up: Your body changes a lot as you grow up! Pull the tab to see a boy getting taller and pull other tabs to see how boys and girls change from 6 months to 15 years
Your Muscles: Pull the tab to see your muscles change shape when you flex them! Learn about the different muscles you use when you run, close your eyes, or laugh
Your Bones: Why is your skeleton so important? What happens when you break a bone? Lift the flap to see all the different bones that make up your hand
Your Heart and Blood: Bruises, cuts, your heartbeat. An acetate sheet shows where your blood travels in your body
Your Lungs: Breathing, sneezing, and fresh air. Pull the tab to see your lungs expand when you take a deep breath
Your Digestion: How food fuels your body and a piece of broccoli on a track makes its way down the esophagus, into the stomach, and finally to the intestines. What happens to food your body can't use? Pull the tab to find out!
Your Brain: The parts of the brain, nerves, and emotions. Turn the wheel to see all the different things that go on inside your brain
The Five Senses: Turn the wheel to learn about the five senses and four shutters lift to show to explore the different senses. Also includes different fabrics to explore the sense of touch!
Your Mouth: Lift the flap to see what a tooth looks like under its enamel. Plus, what will your teeth look like when you're all grown up?
When You are Sick: Allergies, fevers, scabs, getting needles! Pull the tab to see what happens when you get chicken pox or get a sunburn
Your Skin: Why is your skin so important? What are all the little hairs on your body for? Turn the flaps to see what's under your skin - and have fun mixing your body parts up!
Growing Up Your body changes a lot as you grow up! It keeps growing taller and changing shape until you are about twenty years old.
Some adults don't grow to be very tall. Others are huge. How tall you grow depends on what size your parents and grandparents are. Most likely you will be about as tall as they are.
Between birth and your second birthday, you grow very quickly. Then your growth slows down. Around age twelve, you start growing quickly again. Your muscles get bigger and your bones grow bigger and longer. Pull to see...
Your body works hard at night when you're asleep. It's growing!
All through childhood you are growing and changing. Pull the tabs to see how each age is different.