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Body Bones

Shelley Rotner, David A. White (Illustrator)


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In this fascinating introduction to skeletal systems, images show how different types of skeletons work. Full-color photographs of people and animals are overlaid with illustrations of bones to show these supporting frameworks. Kids will learn that bones come in all shapes and sizes to serve myriad functions and will be able to compare human skeletons to those of other vertebrates.

Praise For Body Bones

"A fascinating introduction to bones."—Kirkus Reviews
"The engaging and informative illustrations consist primarily of photos of people and animals overlaid with semitransparent drawings of skeletons, accompanied by explanatory captions . . . This inside-out approach is very effective in demonstrating how bones align, move, and work together. . . . This is a good introduction to a perennially fascinating subject"—Booklist
"A concise and appealing introduction to the internal framework of humans and various animals."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823431625, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

About the Author

Shelley Rotner is a writer, teacher, museum educator, and photographer. She helped write Body Bones and took all the photographs in it. She created Shades of People, written with Sheila M. Kelly, which is an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

David A. White is an illustrator, cartoonist, toy creator and video game artist with a passion for giant robots. He made the illustrations of the inside parts of the body, overlaid them on the photographs, and helped write this book. His home is in Easthampton, Massachusetts.