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An Amazing "Body" of Work!

Lots of books claim to be AMAZING -- but few live up to the claim the way The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book does!

Body Book Cover
This amazing book has few pages, but open up its cover and start unfolding. Soon you'll have before your eyes a 4-1/2 foot tall, three-dimensional friend!

Lift up the rib cage on this life-size human body and see how the body's ribs protect the heart and lungs from harm. Lift up the arms and see muscles -- for days! Lift up your new friend's intestines and see digestion at work.

Truly amazing!

CREDIT: DK Publishing, Inc.

But that isn't all that's amazing about this new book from DK Publishing. The book is full of amazing (there's that word again!) facts about the body human, facts such as

  • Put end to end all the blood vessels in your body and they'd stretch about twice around the world!
  • You eat 1,100 pounds of food each year, which is about the weight of a small car!
  • About one-fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet!

The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book is another brilliant teaching tool from the folks at DK. Fun and educational! The authors bring to life the human body with pull-out, pop-up pictures and "lively" text. The book's images and words work "hand in hand" to help kids understand the workings of their bodies. It's brain food that's easy to digest!

Spin around and around and you'll feel dizzy. But do you know why? Liquid deep inside your ears is spinning, explains the text of The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book. But stop spinning and you'll still feel dizzy for a short time because the liquid in your ears keeps spinning even after you've stopped.

And if that kid-friendly explanation wasn't enough for you, The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book goes one step farther. It offers a hands-on experiment to demonstrate: Use a straw to stir a glass of water, then let go. Does the water stop moving right away? There you have it! Straightforward, kid-friendly explanations like that are the hallmark of this book.

The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book is a blend of photographs and illustrations, a combo that brings this cardboard child to life and gives it personality-plus. Photographs show real kids having fun; and really fun illustrations bring special humor to the text. It's humor that children and their teachers will love. For example:

Did you know that at the end of the day you are nearly -inch shorter than you were in the morning? We learn in the book that this is because the soft cartilage between the bones of your spine gets squashed as the day wears on. But to really appreciate this little fact, you must see the illustration that accompanies it. The illustration helps you sense how excruciating the life of cartilage must be! Squish! Squash! Squish!

Or check out the illustration of a mound of gunk that looks slightly human. That illustration accompanies a fact that states "Bones provide a frame for your body. Without them"

If The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book has any drawback at all, it's that teachers might be afraid to put the book in the hands of excited children. Teachers might fear that the book will fall apart. But DK Publishing has mastered the art of the pop-up genre. While not indestructible, this volume is sturdy enough to last "a lifetime." That's just one more of the amazing things about it this fine work -- this fine work of art!

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The Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book is available at bookstores everywhere. If your local bookseller doesn't have a copy, ask them to order one from DK Publishing.

CREDIT: DK Publishing, Inc.

Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor-in-Chief
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