Monday, February 18, 2013

29/30. A Tour of Your Circulatory/Digestive System by Karen Ballen & Molly Kolpin


First Graphics: Body Systems
2013, Capstone Press
Ages: 5+
Acquired: Received review copies from the publisher

Pages: 24
Finished: Feb.7, 2013
Interests: graphic novel, easy reader, children, science


A Tour of Your Circulatory System by Karen Ballen. Illustrated by Chris B. Jones (US) - (Canada)

First sentence: "Do you know how blood moves around your body?"

Publisher's Summary: "In graphic novel format, follow Ruby the red blood cell as she travels through and explains the workings of the human circulatory system."

Capstone always makes science fun!  By adding a cute guide, Ruby the red blood cell, to a factual book about blood, the heart and the entire circulatory system kids have fun learning about the body.  As usual this "First Graphics" is simple in design with usually 4 panels, 1 word bubble and 4 text blocks per two page spread.  A great introduction to the graphic format and the topic at the same time.  Rating:  4/5



A Tour of Your Digestive System by Molly Kolpin. Illustrated by Chris B. Jones. (US) - (Canada)


First sentence: "You're just in time for a wild ride inside the human body."

Publisher's Summary: "In graphic novel format, follow Peter Pea as he travels through and explains the workings of the human digestive system."

Capstone always makes science fun!  By adding a cute guide, Peter Pea, to a factual book about digestion and elimination kids have fun learning about the digestive system.  Of course, this topic always appeals to kids with its "toilet" theme and the author has done a very tasteful approach without resorting to "toilet humour" but will still garner some giggles.  As usual this "First Graphics" is simple in design with usually 4 panels, 1 word bubble and 4 text blocks per two page spread.  A great introduction to the graphic format and the topic at the same time.  Rating:  5/5

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