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The Lucky Escape: An Imaginative Journey Through the Digestive System (Human Body Detectives) by [Heather Manley, Jessica Swift]

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Do your books have a teaching objective?  If so, what is it?

Yes! But what is so wonderful about the series is that kids do not even realize they are learning. My goals for students are:
●      Have a basic understanding on how each body system functions, how they work independently, yet are dependent on each other to function optimally.
●      Understand the important role nutrition plays in having a healthy body.

Do you plan on doing a series for older kids?

I recently launched the Human Body Detectives Go To School Nutrition 101 for Middle and High School curriculum. It is an extensive turnkey nutrition unit for grades 6 through 12. It is full of entertaining labs, practical information and simple everyday guidelines to food and nutrition.

The HBD curriculum can be purchased on the Teachers Pay Teachers and Homeschooling Buyers Co op websites. Reviews and testimonials can be read on Human Body Detectives site.

From the Inside Flap

Something powerful happens when we start to understand and appreciate our own bodies. By inviting us to become Human Body Detectives, naturopathic doctor Heather Manley treats us with respect, engaging our curiosity and problem solving skills to consider how our own bodies work -- and why. The more we see about how our bodies build, adjust and repair themselves, the easier it is to make smart choices that we'll be glad we made.

This first case goes right to the core: what we eat is central to great health. Our bodies are built out of food. What we eat can change how we look, how tall we will be, how much we weigh, how strong we are, how we feel, how well we sleep, how well we learn, how often we get sick, and more.

This imaginary journey propels us through the process of digestion  -- from food to poop, with some farts in between -- helping us discover for ourselves the beauty of eating a rainbow of great food. Even more than that, I'm excited about the fresh ideas and conclusions these stories will spark in reader after reader. So grab your imagination (the best toy) and have fun!

Alan Greene, MD, FAAP
Founder, and WhiteOut
Author, Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B009S9MH14
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 25, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4424 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 41 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

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Dr. Heather Manley is a practicing naturopathic doctor who received her medical degree in 2001 from the National University of Natural Health in Portland, Oregon. She is also the award-winning author of the Human Body Detectives book and curriculum series.

Her focus is on preventative healthcare using functional medicine philosophies that allow people to be confident and proactive in their everyday health. A contributing writer to Dandelion Moms, Organic Eats magazine, Parents Canada, and KIWI magazine. Dr. Heather was inspired to write the Human Body Detectives stories when she went on a search for books about healthy eating tips for parents and kids and couldn't find what she was looking for. She wanted to provide a fun and engaging resource that would teach kids about how their bodies work and what foods best feed them. When children learn how their bodies work, they are more apt to make healthy choices that give them a head start on a long, healthy life! And the HBDs were born.&nbsp;

The Human Body Detectives series won Moms' Choice Award and is also a Parent Tested, Parent Approved winner. Dr. Heather has been named to the Top 50 Mompreneurs Bloggers List on both Babble , VoiceBoks and blogtrepreneur.

Dr. Heather lives and practices between Los Angeles and on the Big Island of Hawaii. She lives with her husband and her two daughters, with whom she based her stories' characters, Merrin and Pearl. You can learn more at&nbsp;;and;

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