NONFICTION

Cells: An Owner’s Handbook

S. & S./Beach Lane. Oct. 2019. 48p. further reading. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534451858.
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PreS-Gr 3–Congratulations! You are the owner of 37 trillion high-performing cells (give or take a few trillion), just like every other human being. This nonfiction picture book takes readers on an entertaining, informative journey, guided by Ellie the cell, who lives on a dog’s gluteus maximus. Readers learn that cells are itty-bitty building blocks that work together to make dogs, cats, humans, and every other living thing. Cells look different because they have different jobs, like making bones, blood, or babies. Cells can even make new cells to help grow and repair bodies. Fisher makes the scientific text accessible and easy to understand, with gorgeous images of cells. Some are magnified up to 1,500 times under a microscope and fly off the pages in vibrant colors and patterns.
VERDICT A must for all libraries, this work proves that science can be fun.

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