Your body battles a broken bone

Vicki Cobb

Book - 2009

This book provides comic illustrations and photomicrographs that describe how the body heals a broken bone.

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Your body battles
Body battles
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press c2009.
Physical Description
32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Main Author
Vicki Cobb (-)
Other Authors
Dennis Kunkel (illustrator), Andrew Harris, 1977-
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—These titles succeed in demystifying and explaining the science behind common childhood experiences. The body is described as a battlefield where superhero cells work hard as a team to mend a broken bone, fight off plaque, and battle an infection. To this end, many of the vibrant illustrations anthropomorphize various cells and other "battle" participants, making the science explained approachable and easy to understand. Photomicrographs further illuminate the text. These amazing pictures, taken with a scanning electron microscope, are greatly magnified and colored to highlight certain features. Although the information at the close of Earache is perhaps simplistic and overly optimistic in terms of the body's ability to heal itself without the use of antibiotics, all three titles would be good additions to most libraries.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY [Page 93]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Describes how the body heals a broken bone, from the nerve responses to the injury to the function of blood in healing the wound.