Looking Inside the Human Body
From the Set Looking at Layers
Explore the human body's layers from the skeleton to the skin. Learn about cells and tissues, body systems, joints, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.
- Cells and Tissues
- Fast Facts
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from Booklist on April 1, 2020
Readers needing an introduction to the four basic layers of the human body will find a good starting point in this title, part of the Looking at Layers series (8 titles). Skin, muscles, organs, and the skeleton are covered, including their compositions, functions, and the roles they play in keeping the body safe and healthy, as well as the way in which they work together. Brief chapters break the layers down into further detail, with large, labeled illustrations allowing readers a close-up view of cells, tissues, and organs. A page of fast facts summarizes major points, followed by a brief glossary and recommended reading. The clear, descriptive paragraphs provide the essential information, as well as interesting facts, in a tone that will be easy for young readers to follow.
A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020
As readers would expect, each title in this series features diagrams to show the various layers being discussed. Images of rock formations in the Grand Canyon or plants and animals from the layers of the rain forest add more details to the descriptions. Looking Inside the Human Body relies heavily on artistic illustrations of the various body systems, rather than the more captivating photos found in the rest of the series. All the titles work through the layers in a logical order that makes the text easy to follow (starting at the ocean surface and working down, or at ground level and working up through the atmosphere). A ‘Fast Facts’ section at the end of each title provides a synopsis of the main details for quick reference or review. Sidebars highlight related topics such as deep ocean vents or soil sciences. VERDICT A good purchase to update related topics.
Author: Emma Huddleston
Emma Huddleston lives in Minnesota with her husband. She enjoys writing children's books, but she likes reading novels even more. When she is not writing or reading, she likes to stay active by running, hiking, or swing dancing.