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The Bones Book and Skeleton Paperback – August 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 12 years
  • Lexile Measure: 1210L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761142185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761142188
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Editorial Reviews

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The amazingly realistic skeleton model is literally a snap to assemble, and it's fully articulated. Too; it bends in all the right places. The accompanying booklet is a model of science writing, starting with the lead: "Imagine yourself with no bones at all...You'd be a big pulsating blob..." Topics covered, in addition to bones, include the bodily systems, and even an introduction to evolution. The entire ensemble comes in a domed display jar perfect for housing the skeleton, once assembled. (Parent's Choice)

Make no bones about it, the "Bones Book and Skeleton" is a terrific tool to help kids learn about their bodies. -- REVIEWS --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Enormously popular with young naturalists, the innovative HAND IN HAND WITH NATURE activity books combine field guides with field materials to make science come alive. The information is lively, the activities engaging, the learning serious-and the packaging irresistible. And you just can't beat getting your hands on a bug, or looking at a bird beak to beak. The numbers bear in out, too-the series has over 5.3 million copies in print. Also in the series: NEADERTHAL BOOK & SKELETON, combining kids' love for bones with their curiosity about prehistoric life; THE BONES & SKELETON GAMEBOOK, a large-sized collection of activities and games that allows kids to find out even more about the human body; THE POND BOOK & THE TADPOLE TANK, a full-color field guide to the inhabitants of our murky-water ecosystems; THE BIRD BOOK & THE BIRD FEEDER, both a field guide and an attraction for the field; THE BEACH BOOK & THE BEACH BUCKET, allowing kids to discover the enormous variety of saltwater fish and vegetation as well as providing tools to explore through the sand; the WILDFLOWER FIELD GUIDE AND PRESS FOR KIDS, enlivening and updating the tradition of plant collecting and preserving; THE BUG BOOK & THE BUG BOTTLE, the best-selling tool for catching, viewing and learning about creepy crawlies; and THE GARDEN BOOK & THE GREENHOUSE, a complete package for the young gardener. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bored99 VINE VOICE on June 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
Despite all the rave reviews talking about the book and skeleton (not to mention the title "bones book AND 24-piece skeleton"), be aware that you have to buy the skeleton separately! The book talks about how to assemble the skeleton model, but doesn't actually include the model.

Separately, the book does seem moderately interesting. In addition to the model-assembling-directions, it has 50ish small (3x9 inch) pages of information about bones that will probably interest slightly-older kids (mine are ages 3 and 5 so it's way too old for them without the model... samples words are involuntary, pancreas, regulating, and enzymes, if that helps you evaluate whether the age is right for your child). It also includes fun pictures and factoids, that make the book fun rather than dry.

P.S. I've been digging around on Amazon to find the skeleton itself, and don't see it anywhere. So you may want to track that down first before adding this book to your cart!
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The book and skeleton kit are terrific for any child or adult interested in learning more about the structure of their body and how it works. The book is well written and laid out, easy for any child from about seven to understand. Even though the main focus of the book is on the skeleton each chapter concerns different aspects of the whole body. There are pages on cells, muscles, the circulatory system, the heart, brain and sensory organs, respiration, digestion, the skin and nerves, even a small section on the reproductive organs writen simply to illustrate the difference between male and female and how life begins. The chapter toward the end of the book covering broken bones and sprains is particularly useful for any active child. The very finely detailed scale model of a human male skeleton is excellent. Well worth the purchase price alone. For me or any 1:6 action figure (12" tall) collector, customizer, and sculptor the skeleton takes on hew importance as an artists model and possible fodder for a diorama - the trenches in WWI, or a long forgotten prisoner in the castle dungeon, even archaeological remains (just use your imagination). So overall a very good purchase on many levels at an good price.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Tennyson on March 17, 2007
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I bought this to use for studying anatomy and getting a really good visual concept of the bones and their relationship to each other. It has been fabulous for that. My 6-year old really enjoyed helping me put it together and seeing "what a person looks like inside", so it gave her a great introduction to anatomy as well. A few of the bones were stubborn to connect to each other and the clavicle bone pops out of place easily, but I still think it's a great value. I now use it in my BodyTalk practice as a visual aide with my clients.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon's Rosie on November 28, 2012
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Book arrives with no skeleton as offered in ad,,when questioned they do not have any skeletons..Ad states one is enclosed in sale..not worth it...Info in book works along with a skeleton...a put together guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Homeschooling Mom on September 23, 2007
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I am a homeschooling mom and I am always looking for fun ways to reinforce whatever we are learning. This year, while studying the systems of the human body, I ordered the Bones Book and Skeleton. My daughter had a great time putting the skeleton together while I quizzed her on the name of each bone. When completed, the skeleton can be proudly displayed in the plastic dome that is included in the kit, which keeps it handy for a quick review.
The book itself is not in depth enough to be used alone, but I was able to utilize it as a support tool. The skeleton, once assembled, is sturdy enough to be played with, body actions imitated, made to dance, etc.
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What a neat activity for any student to become familiar with the human body, "in smaller form". I noticed this kit in a department store walkway, recently. All the reviews extol the value of such a splendid science kit, enabling a child to learn more about her body, or, his body, if the child is a boy.

Within the book are all kinds of projects, experiments, and facts that will
"tickle your funny bone". The book contains "to do kind of things", as well as experiments, and all kinds of facts about all the systems of the body. The container is a plastic jar that will hold the 12 inch skeleton with a 24 piece skeleton (and it's just past Halloween).

This book that is in the kit focuses on "bones", what they are made of, how they grow, and how they work. Included is a new section of paleontology and fossil remains that will spark the imagination of any child. A budding doctor, who is presently in first grade will enjoy putting the skeleton together with an adult.... "no bones about it!"

Put this on your "to buy list" for that special someone this Christmas, and you will be able to "bone-up" on your own bones.

Several reviewers have offered suggestions, as well as some weaknesses in the kit. More than that, it can be a wonderful "bonding activity" between child and parent.
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our first skeleton and book arrived missing the 2 lower arm bones. I contacted Amazon yesterday (9-1-09)and the replacement arrived today(9-2-09). Not even sure how that was possible!??! But hey, no complaints - the new one is complete and the faulty one is in the mail. It fit together well and my son loves it.

We are also homeschoolers and this is perfect for the in-depth anatomy study we are doing. Like someone else said the book is very light but we have already read enough deep reading and this was nice and full of some fun facts we hadn't come across yet.

I highly recommend it.
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