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Dr. Frankenstein's Human Body Book: The Monstrous Truth about How You Body Works

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"Talk about mad genius — from conception to execution, padded red cover with 3-D effect to the up-close-and-personal images inside, this anatomy book is as engrossing as any science fiction. Dr. Frankenstein, shown in a sepia photograph standing in a laboratory, gazing at a skull he holds in one hand, invites readers to join him as he creates a human being ('Don't look so startled,' he chides the meek). From there it's on to atoms and the skeletal system, tissues and organs, and so on, presented on visually rich spreads. The story line is sustained with brief, pun-happy journal entries ('Day 11 [on eyes]: Assistant has seen the light'), and the theme reinforced with remarkable design. Gothic fonts and engraved illustrations and vignettes (in red and black and also hand-colored) blend with state-of-the-art images from MEG scans, gamma scans and other advanced technology. Clear explanations broken into easily assimilable captions and text blocks encourage the reader. The only flaw: the subject most likely to interest the target group, the reproductive system, receives such timid mention as to be almost nonsensical ('Male and female reproductive systems differ in structure, but both are involved in producing special cells that join up to make babies'). Ages 10 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Young readers are invited to Dr. Frankenstein's freaky lab to help him reconstruct a human body from the skeleton out. This innovative, chunky format offers bold imagery and includes an incredible special effect on the cover. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780756640910
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Subject:
Science & Nature - Anatomy & Physiology
Contribution:
Preston, Penny
Author:
Walker, Richard
Author:
Preston, Penny
Subject:
Science & Technology - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Board books.
Subject:
Childrens Science
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
93
Dimensions:
9.90x8.70x1.70 in. 3.45 lbs.
Age Level:
08-13

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Dr. Frankenstein's Human Body Book: The Monstrous Truth about How You Body Works
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Product details 93 pages DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - English 9780756640910 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Talk about mad genius — from conception to execution, padded red cover with 3-D effect to the up-close-and-personal images inside, this anatomy book is as engrossing as any science fiction. Dr. Frankenstein, shown in a sepia photograph standing in a laboratory, gazing at a skull he holds in one hand, invites readers to join him as he creates a human being ('Don't look so startled,' he chides the meek). From there it's on to atoms and the skeletal system, tissues and organs, and so on, presented on visually rich spreads. The story line is sustained with brief, pun-happy journal entries ('Day 11 [on eyes]: Assistant has seen the light'), and the theme reinforced with remarkable design. Gothic fonts and engraved illustrations and vignettes (in red and black and also hand-colored) blend with state-of-the-art images from MEG scans, gamma scans and other advanced technology. Clear explanations broken into easily assimilable captions and text blocks encourage the reader. The only flaw: the subject most likely to interest the target group, the reproductive system, receives such timid mention as to be almost nonsensical ('Male and female reproductive systems differ in structure, but both are involved in producing special cells that join up to make babies'). Ages 10 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Young readers are invited to Dr. Frankenstein's freaky lab to help him reconstruct a human body from the skeleton out. This innovative, chunky format offers bold imagery and includes an incredible special effect on the cover. Illustrations.
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