Adventures in Science: The Human Body is seriously cool

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ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE: THE HUMAN BODY, by Courtney Acampora, Silver Dolphin Books, Dec. 12, 2017, $21.99 (ages 6 and up)

Adventures in Science: The Human Body has to be one of the coolest book/activity sets I’ve received.

As the title suggests, The Human Body introduces young readers to the things that make our bodies work. The 40-page book covers everything from cells and layers of skin to bones, muscles and tendons. Each section includes labeled diagrams and small snippets of information that are just the right size for a kindergarten/first-grader to digest.

There’s also 20 fact cards, 2 sheets of stickers and a double-sided poster. My favorite part (and my daughter’s) is the 3-D skeleton that you get to assemble. My daughter is only 4, but she spent more than 30 minutes “playing” with the skeleton. Already, she is learning about her skeletal structure and can happily point out her clavicle.

While The Human Body is a great choice for those who are scientifically minded, it’s really a great option for all kids. It’s interactive and plays to a child’s natural curiosity. It looks like Silver Dolphin offers other Adventures in… kits, and I can’t wait to check them out, too.

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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