Take a Closer Look at Your Brain
From the Set Take a Closer Look
Takes a closer look at the brain's role in the central nervous system. Explores how the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain help us perform separate, everyday functions.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.2|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Take a Closer Look from Library Media Connection on August 1, 2014
In this great series, each book introduces a body part, tells how it works, its function, problems related to it, and how to keep it healthy. The clear, understandable text is accompanied by pictures and many well-labeled diagrams that show just the right amount of detail. Additional information is shared in text boxes and captions. Think about acquiring these and checking them out to your school nurse so that they can be used to explain medical concepts to children. Glossary. Index.
A noteworthy review of Take a Closer Look from Booklist on December 1, 2013
There are no gray areas concerning one’s gray matter in this entry in the Take a Closer Look series. Kicking off with such facts as the brain is the third-largest organ in the human body and weighs about three pounds, the straightforward yet accessible text continues with explanations of the brain’s three different parts and their functions, as well as the brain’s role in the central nervous system. Other chapters cover the causes and effects of brain problems, such as concussions and tumors, and how to keep the brain healthy through exercise, healthy foods, wearing a helmet, and more. The book also stresses how carbon monoxide can damage the brain and offers home safety steps to avoid this toxin. Ample white space allows for easy reading, while boxes with highlighted facts, color photos of children in action, and digital imagery of the brain’s interior add further interest. Whether used for science or health research, students will learn the best ways to keep the brain active—beginning with reading books like this.