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A Drop of Blood (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Paperback – May 4, 2004
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Kindergarten-Grade 3–Showers's classic introduction to this vital fluid is cleverly updated by Miller's amusing illustrations featuring a Dracula-like vampire and his Igorish friend in place of the boy and dog who starred in the 1989 edition (o.p.). This change in characters is sure to be a hit with today's youngsters. The charismatic monsters demonstrate the role of blood in breathing, healing, and fueling the body. The predominance of purples and grays in both art and backgrounds creates an effective mood that is spooky and exciting without being scary. High-quality, close-up photographs of blood cells, platelets, and fibrin under the microscope are well placed within the illustrations, and science concepts are presented with just the right amount of detail for the intended audience. This is an excellent choice for units on the circulatory system or to take the fear out of cuts, scrapes, and blood tests.–Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
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K-Gr. 2. Dracula-inspired illustrations by Miller give a fresh look to an old favorite from the Let's Read-and-Find-Out series. Although the main text remains the same, this edition includes a two-page spread at the end featuring short lists of facts about blood, tips for heart health, and books for further reading. The clean design and wry humor of the illustrations make this an attractive edition, while the clarity of the colorful, digitally assisted artwork and the exceptionally sharp electron microscope pictures of blood cells help children to envision the invisible. Informative nonfiction with pick-me-up visual appeal. Carolyn Phelan
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