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All About Scabs (My Body Science Series) (My Body Science Series) Hardcover – October 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: My Body Science Series
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Pub; Ill edition (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916291820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916291822
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2?Most children are curious about scabs, for many of them have a scab somewhere on their bodies for most of their childhood. This Japanese import explores that fascination and explains how and why scabs form. Children with orange skin discuss picking them, eating them ("YUCK!"), and wonder what they are made of. "Is it hardened blood?" Could it be the "poop of a sore?" There is no indication which words are spoken by what character. The crudely drawn art and the words are helter-skelter on the pages, giving a messy appearance. However, even though the pictures are unattractive, the diagrams are well labeled and easy to understand and the clear, conversational text explains the process very well.?Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Ages 5^-8. The gang that produced Everyone Poops (1993) turns its attention to scabs. As usual, rather horrific pictures (scribbled cartoons featuring orange faces) and an often inane text ("Maybe a scab is made of something like poop that comes out of a sore") is combined with decent information about what a scab is, what causes it to form, and the function it serves for the body. As with other books in this series of Japanese imports, the topic has plenty of kid appeal, and the very grossness of the presentation just adds to the allure. Buy where previous books are popular, if you can stand hearing the giggles coming from the stacks. Coming this spring, Breasts. Ilene Cooper

Customer Reviews

I bought this book for my nephew and he absolutely loves it!
J. Landis
Kids ask the darndest questions...and this book gives them some answers.
James
These are fun books that are great for a coffee table or bathroom.
John A. Porch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I'm a great fan of this entire series, but "All About Scabs" is a great addition -- destined to become a classic. Every child has scabs, and has questions and fears about them. The text is highly amusing, which makes the book fun for adults to read out loud. This one may be even better than "Holes in Your Nose" and "Everyone Poops." All three belong on every child's bookshelf, and on the shelf of anyone who ever has an occasion to entertain a young child. My eight year old, who grew up with nightly readings of "Everyone Poops" and "The Holes in Your Nose" likes this new one just as much. Bravo!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Straightforward explaination of what happens when we get injured - even a child can grok this, which is good, since that's the real intended audience...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mother Hen on September 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Considering this is part of the "My Body Science" series that also brings us "The Gas We Pass" and "Everyone Poops," you can expect more of the same gross-out humor and scatalogical references. ("Maybe a scab is...the poop of a sore!")

But if you can get past the poop talk, this book does a great job of giving a scientific insight into a topic that naturally fascinates kids.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By James on June 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I'm a big fan of "Everyone Poops" and "The Gas we Pass" which are also by Yagyu. This book gives kids an excellent look into how their bodies react to cuts and what scabs are all about. Kids ask the darndest questions...and this book gives them some answers. Fun reading for the entire family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. David on July 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My kid is only 3, and she loves this book. When she gets a "boo-boo," she explains to me what's happening during the scabbing process. Wonderful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John A. Porch on March 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
These are fun books that are great for a coffee table or bathroom. The illustrations are the best and I can always find something to laugh at.
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By Holly Norris on March 12, 2009
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I have a 6yr girl and 3yr boy and they both get a kick out of it, especially my 6yr who loves to read it over and over. Of course my boy loves to see the pictures of blood and it was quite informative as well. We have tons of books, but the `funny' ones like this and `The Holes in Your Nose', `The Gas we Pass' and the `Poop' books are the ones they always pick to read most often. I hope your kids enjoy it as well! God bless you!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James on June 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I'm a big fan of "Everyone Poops" and "The Gas we Pass" Which "All about Scabs" reminded me of. This book gives kids an excellent look into how their bodies react to cuts and what scabs are all about. Kids ask the darndest questions...and this book gives them some answers. Fun reading for the entire family.
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