My Itchy Body
Liza Fromer, Francine Gerstein & Joe Weissman
Tundra, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
y Itchy Body
is one of an accessible series of
picture books aimed at ages 6 and up (other titles include
My Healthy Body
My Achy Body
). These books are written by Liza Fromer and Dr. Francine Gerstein, and playfully illustrated by Joe Weissmann.
he authors start by defining an
and then looking at its possible causes. They include
(and what can make it dry); and
Bites and Infestations
(like chicken pox),
. Medical terms are injected where appropriate, each tagged as
, and there's a
at the back of the book.
nterspersed throughout are
Some people even get hives from the sun or from exercising
True or False?
questions to answer (such as '
Your skin is your body's suit of armor against bacteria
'); and informative
paragraphs (such as '
The best time to apply moisturizer is right after a bath or shower, when your skin is still a bit wet.
ow I didn't know that - adults who read this series along with their children might also learn a thing or two about the body and how it works.
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