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Uncover the Human Body: An Uncover It Book (Uncover Books) Hardcover – Bargain Price, January 29, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Uncover Books
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books (January 29, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571457895
  • ASIN: B001BSOUA6
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 10.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Luann Colombo has been putting science into the hands of children for 19 years at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center and as the author of 35 interactive books and CD-ROM’s. Over 3 million copies of her works are in print. She has also published curriculum for NOVA (WGBH), Bill Nye the Science Guy, Beakman’s World (TV), and Science Court (TV).
Jennifer Fairman, certified medical illustrator and founder of Fairman Studios, focuses on medical and biological art for display and publication. She completed her MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has illustrated for leading institutions including the Smithsonian, Lahey Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Prentice Hall.
Craig Zuckerman has been a freelance illustrator for twenty years. Although traditionally trained, he started working digitally seven years ago. Zuckerman enjoys drawing and painting organic subject matter. He often focuses on the healthcare industry.
--This text refers to the Board book edition.

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My 5 year old son loves this book.
Robin R
These caveats aside, Uncover the Human Body makes a great gift for children who are endlessly fascinated by the body and how it works.
Nicholas Dollak
He LOVES this book and there is a lot of great information in it!
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136 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Dollak on September 16, 2003
Format: Board book
Remember the great "Visible Man" and "Visible Woman" anatomical model kits by Revell? After several hours or days of careful painting, gluing and assembling, you had a human figure with clear plastic skin, through which were visible the skeleton and internal organs. Best of all, you could remove the chest plate and remove those insides to study how they all fitted together. It was one of the coolest model kits ever, and an invaluable anatomical reference for the budding surgeon or the medically curious. It was also a tempting target for little hands.
Well, Uncover the Human Body, written by Luann Colombo and illustrated by a host of artists, safely satisfies the curiosity of the owners of those little hands, and also delights their parents (or in this case, uncle) with its clever construction and wealth of useful and fascinating information. Each page is made of sturdy cardboard, and the entire center of the book is cut out in the shape of a human figure. Suspended within this cutout by support rods of clear plastic are parts of the skeleton and the various organ systems (minus the reproductive system) - eight layers in all, including the front cover. It's based on the same concept as those acetate pages in an encyclopedia that show human anatomy, but in this case the body parts are sculpted in the round from plastic, affording an even more coherent view of just how all those "guts" fit together inside your body. It even includes the musculature of the left arm and leg.
The text is well-researched and clearly-written with children in mind. It can be read aloud to younger children, and those who already read well can enjoy it on their own. The fact entries have humorous titles, such as "Gimme Some Skin!" and "Of All the Nerve!
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By JB pop-Eggs on March 3, 2005
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
After endless questions about what her body "looked like on the inside" I purchased this book for my 4 year old daughter. Of course most of the information is way beyond her right now but it's easy to cover the basics in terms she can understand and use the book as the reference point. She loves the way the body is "uncovered" layer by layer as she turns the pages. The best part is since it's full of information this book will stay in her library for years to come. Sure there are other body books out there for young children but none of them can hold a child's attention and spark their curiosity quite like this one. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Working Mom on October 18, 2007
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This is one of my 8 year-old's favorite books: she asked for it when she was 6 and is constantly rereading it. Now that she is a very scientific 8 year old, and has other books in the Uncover series, she has raised questions as to why the reproductive system is included in the tarantula book but not in the human body book. She would also like to know whether the body is a boy's or a girl's, because she cannot tell and thinks that's strange. I think these are good questions in a book designed for ages 8 and up. But I couldn't give it less than five stars because she loves it so and has learned so much from it.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By nekko1 VINE VOICE on November 24, 2004
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Our daycare has this book and the teacher structured almost a week's of lessons around it. Even Kindergarteners are interested in the major organs, what they look like, what they are shaped like, and the 3D quality makes it much more real, and more interesting, than your standard 2D book. My daughter likes it so much I am getting a copy as a Christmas gifr.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By N. A. Carney on January 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The "Uncover" series are very nice books but the human anatomy book has the pelvic girdle bone placed backwards. It's a pretty huge mistake and I noticed it immediately. Other than that it's a pretty good book.
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41 of 51 people found the following review helpful By emed on December 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I really do not understand why this book gets such a high rating. The human body is indeed discussed but the reproductive organs are strangely missing, you can already see this on the front of the book. I have no idea why but it probably has to do with puritanic reasons. Kids can deal with this and should be taught, even at an early age, what their whole body looks like!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SkyeNoir on September 18, 2009
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I ordered this to do an at-home science curriculum with my son, along with some other human body products. When this came, I thought it was very original and cool! I guess I didn't realize what it would be like when I ordered it, and it is a lot neater than I expected. My 8 year old son thinks it is interesting to look at, and easy to understand. Every page you turn basically removes a layer of the human body to uncover the next layer and descriptions corresponding to the newly uncovered organs, bones, muscles, etc. I have never seen anything like this book. Very unique idea! Great way to give your kids a hands-on experience when learning about the body and to learn how all our parts fit, and work, together. The only thing I took off a star for is the possible durability of this book. The body pieces are pretty fragile, and you have to close the book just so to get it to all fit together. Maybe this is why they rate it ages 9-12, too, because younger kids would probably destroy it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sapere Aude on November 5, 2011
Format: Board book
I happened to run across this book at a wholesale club and picked it up. What a great find! The center of the book is a model of the human body, but what isn't obvious is that as you turn each page, each layer of the body is suspended inside that page, so the model gets build up and your child can see each system individually and how it fits inside the body.

My 6 year old, who is in 1st grade just loves this book - it really sparked his interest in how the human body works. My aunt was so impressed she asked me to send her the info on the book so she could buy it for her grandkids.

This is a whole series of books, if your child is more interested in animals check out Uncover a Shark: An Uncover It Book (Uncover Books), Uncover a Frog (Uncover Books), Uncover a Dog (Uncover Books), Uncover a Dolphin (Uncover Books), Uncover a Horse (Uncover Books), Uncover a Cobra (Uncover Books),
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