Bones

Skeletons and How They Work

By Jenkins, Steve

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ISBN
978-0-54504-651-0
Publisher
Scholastic


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2010

Gr 3-6 From the life-sized human skull grinning out from the brick-red cover to a complete skeleton waving goodbye from a gatefold late in the book, bones are given an entertaining and fresh treatment. Beginning with the opening spread of life-sized animal bones, human bones are quantified and qualified. Hands, feet, femurs, ribs, spine, and skull are shown and compared to other species. Symmetry and joints as well as adaptations for survival are introduced. Humor abounds in the illustrations as well as in subheadings such as, "T...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Bones of all shapes and sizes glow like jewels on richly colored backgrounds, allowing readers to pore over each and every nuance of Jenkins's intricate cut-paper illustrations. The discussion smartly begins with human anatomy, where the bones of an adult hand invit-ingly displayed at actual size make placing one's own hand on top—and lear...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Bones of all shapes and sizes glow like jewels on richly colored backgrounds, allowing readers to pore over every nuance of Jenkins'...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Steve Jenkins has created another engrossing, striking book, filled with interesting facts and fascinating visual comparisons among different animals. A clear, direct narrative allows readers to explore the co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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