I Broke My Arm

9780531210376. ea vol: 32p. (Rookie Read-About: Health). diags. glossary. index. photos. websites. Children's Pr. 2015. lib. ed. $23. pap. $5.95.
K-Gr 2—In a straightforward manner, this series presents information about common childhood health situations. Addressing the readers directly ("Ouch! You fell off your bike"), the author walks children through the process of treatment and healing. She also discusses the reasons why these situations occur and how they affect overall health, presenting some very basic biology, complete with labeled diagrams of different parts of the body. The books clearly and effectively demystify various health issues and provide solid material, presented through an effective layout. Captioned photos of actual kids are used (warning: some images, such as those of bloody cuts, needles, and lost teeth, might be a bit graphic for the very squeamish), as are realistic portrayals of what to expect from these ailments and their treatment. The concept of prevention is also introduced, with useful tips about safety and hygiene.
VERDICT Simple yet valuable options for most collections.

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