From School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-From the pastel covers to the final affirming messages, these titles offer solid information in a calm, approachable style. Healthy Body includes the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of good health, covering expected topics such as sleep, exercise, vaccines, nutrition, and hygiene, but also including relationships and mental stimulation. Itchy Body begins on the outside and moves inward addressing dry skin, the various causes for inflammation, insects, infections, internal catalysts, and stress. An introduction reminds readers to get regular medical checkups and outlines the topic. Every section begins with a bold heading and most conclude with a "Fun Fact," "True or False?" question and answer, and, occasionally, a "Doctor Says" point. Cartoon spot art amplifies the information on every page, breaking up the text that is written in a slightly oversize font. The books are intended to be read from beginning to end; there is no table of contents or index. The overall tone will reassure readers much like a visit to a favorite family doctor.-Carol S. Surges, Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
LIZA FROMER is a parent and widely respected broadcast journalist who earned a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. She has hosted Citytv's "Breakfast Television" and the SLICE network's "The List." She has also worked with the Discovery Channel and CBS Newspath Los Angeles. Currently, she is the host of "The Morning Show" on Global Television. Liza Fromer lives in Toronto.
FRANCINE GERSTEIN MD is a parent and practitioner of familyand cosmetic medicine who earned her doctorate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Francine Gerstein lives in Toronto.
JOE WEISSMANN was born in Austria and grew up by the Mediterranean Sea in Israel. He came to Canada when he was eleven and studied at both Le Musée des Beaux Arts and Concordia University in Montreal. An award-winning illustrator, he has had a distinguished career as an illustrator in advertising as well as in magazine and book publishing.