My Healthy Body: Body Works
Liza Fromer, Francine Gerstein & Joe Weissmann
Tundra, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
y Healthy Body
by Liza Fromer and Dr. Francine Gerstein, illustrated by Joe Weissmann, is one of a series of
picture books aimed at ages 6 and up (other titles include
My Itchy Body
My Achy Body
opics covered range from
(REM and non-REM, sleep cycles and dreaming) and
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
, and there's a
at the back of the book.
nterspersed throughout are
The most consumed food in the world is rice
True or False?
questions to answer; and informative
paragraphs (such as '
Vaccines don't work immediately. It takes two to three weeks for your body to develop its protection.
he 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
means and encourage children to take ownership of their own health, a laudable goal.
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