Your skin holds you in A book about your skin

Rebecca Baines

Book - 2008

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A zig zag book
National Geographic kids
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic c2008.
Physical Description
29 p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Rebecca Baines (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–2—This book will pique children's curiosity, especially when they "zigzag through" the unanswered questions in the back. The large text is easy to read; adults will need to assist with the additional facts in a smaller font. Color photographs and text explain that skin comes in different colors, has different features, heals itself while protecting us from bacteria, and stretches to accommodate pregnancy. The illustrations depict people of different ages and ethnicities. This title should help young readers come to a better understanding of their bodies.—Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX [Page 105]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Describes the main functions of skin, including protecting against the elements, maintaining body temperature, and holding in other vital organs.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Did you know that Your Skin Holds You In? This intriguing title brings kids all the most interesting, thought-provoking aspects of the skin we’re in: how many holes are in it? How does it stretch and shrink and when? What are all the amazing and beautiful colors it comes in? Then, once curiosity is under your skin, Zigzag a little deeper: discover that a polar bear’s skin is black! Do your own skin-pinch experiment—ouch!!