(From the back cover)
You have 18 square feet of skin (your amazing birthday suit) holding in:
6 quarts of blood
over 200 bones
thousands of hairs
millions of glands
billions of nerves
So begins Skin and Bones. Fourth through sixth graders will be delighted with this upbeat introduction to the parts of their bodies and how they function. Joanne De Jonge has a unique gift of pointing out common facts in a fascinating style. For instance, the chapter "Shuttle Buses, Soldiers, and Waiters" explores the interesting world of the circulatory system, "Twenty-Five Feet of Tubing" delves into the digestive system, and "A Kidney Bean, a Walnut, and a Grapefruit" serve as object lessons for parts of the brain.
The beautiful two-color drawins illustrate a factually sound yet easy-to-read text. Throughout there is a deep sense of gratitutde for the wonderful way God made each of us.