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My Healthy Body: Body Works    by Liza Fromer, Francine Gerstein & Joe Weissmann order for
My Healthy Body
by Liza Fromer
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Tundra, 2012 (2012)
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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

My Healthy Body by Liza Fromer and Dr. Francine Gerstein, illustrated by Joe Weissmann, is one of a series of Body Works picture books aimed at ages 6 and up (other titles include My Itchy Body and My Achy Body).

Topics covered range from Sleep (REM and non-REM, sleep cycles and dreaming) and Exercise to Importance of Friendships and Family (emotional health) and Importance of Learning (to build a strong brain). Medical terms are injected where appropriate, each tagged as MT, and there's a Glossary at the back of the book.

Interspersed throughout are Fun Facts (like 'The most consumed food in the world is rice'); True or False? questions to answer; and informative Doctor says paragraphs (such as 'Vaccines don't work immediately. It takes two to three weeks for your body to develop its protection.')

The authors tell young readers that 'The information in this book is to help you understand your body and learn why it works the way it does.' They explain what healthy means and encourage children to take ownership of their own health, a laudable goal.

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