NSTA Recommends - Lori Cirucci
"The Inside My Body series is written especially for the 3–5 grade level. The book starts off by asking "Why do some people wear braces?" It then goes on to discuss the science of teeth, why people go to the dentist, and how braces work.
All new terms are bolded and contained in a glossary at the end of the book. Colorful, detailed illustrations are abundant throughout the book. In addition, "extreme body" facts and "science behind the myth" boxes contain interesting pieces of information for the reader. Detailed anatomy illustrations are also present throughout the book. A section at the end of the book called "the body’s two sets of teeth" contains very interesting facts. Did you know that the molars are the most powerful teeth for crushing and crunching?
The end of the book contains a glossary, a section listing additional books and websites to read, and, finally, an index. This is a great nonfiction book for the elementary teacher's library. This important health book will engage readers as they learn more about their teeth.
http://www.nsta.org/recommends/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=20580" - NSTA Recommends
April 18, 2011