Foldout anatomy An interactive look inside humans and animals

Jana Albrechtová

Book - 2022

"Humans and animals: are we similar? Different? Do we all have blood? Do we all smell and taste and think? How is it that birds can fly, fish can breathe underwater, but humans can't do either? Explore the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom and compare the body systems of over fifty animal species with those inside of you! Fourteen tall, page-length foldouts open to reveal animal inner workings and provide extra details about these fascinating curiosities of the animal kingdom.&qu...ot;--

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Bookmobile Children's j612/Albrechtova Due May 17, 2023
Children's Room New Shelf j612/Albrechtova (NEW SHELF) Due Jun 17, 2023
Illustrated works
[Fresno, California] : Bushel & Peck Books [2022]
First edition
Physical Description
30 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Main Author
Jana Albrechtová (author)
Other Authors
Radka Piro (author), Lida Larina (illustrator)
  • Skeletal system
  • Digestion and excretion
  • Respiratory system
  • Reproduction and raising young
  • Muscular system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system and senses.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

How do our bodies work? This intriguing Czech import describes seven of the systems that make our bodies work: the skeletal, muscular, digestive and excretory, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and reproductive systems. There are two spreads devoted to each system. The first describes the system in humans. Gatefolds on either side show eight other animals from around the world. Opening these full-length panels reveals variations of the system in each of these animals. Color-coded tags helpfully indicate the animal's basic group, such as bird, reptile, or mollusk. The second spread offers further details about the system, such as various types of muscles, how the shape of an animal's teeth depends on the kind of food they eat, how the heart works, cutaneous respiration (skin breathing), and more. Most information is conveyed in short paragraphs, often with a topic title, and each page includes an additional factoid in a "Did You Know?" box. The illustrations are stylized, colorful, and gently humorous; arrows connecting explanatory text to the relevant body part make the information easy to digest. Pink-hued human silhouettes have no details beyond the system being described. The chosen facts are accurate and appropriate to elementary school readers with inquiring minds. Anatomy titles for this age group are usually focused on the human body or specific body parts. The comparative approach makes this one stand out. An appealing and enlightening, hands-on, full-bodied approach. (Nonfiction. 7-10) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.