The Circulatory Story

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A book review of The Circulatory Story by Mary K. Corcoran

A book review of The Circulatory Story by Mary K. Corcoran

Stars: ***

Charlesbridge Books (2010)
Children’s Nonfiction
44 pages

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Summary: Humorous text paired with comic illustrations, brings anatomy and science of the body to life for young readers in this exploration of the circulatory system. From the author and illustrator of THE QUEST TO DIGEST comes another playful way to learn about the body and its inner workings. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the heart, lungs, veins, arteries, capillaries, and more, as they see how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges, and fights plaque. This whimsical glimpse into the human body is fun and informative, perfect for the classroom or the home, and is sure to please the most curious of readers.

The Circulatory Story

This is great introduction to the circulatory system for kids. It’s listed for ages 8-12 and I’d have to agree with that for the most part. Inquisitive kids age 6 -7 would enjoy it too if an adult read it and answered questions if they get confused.

The book is very detailed. The cute illustrations help explain what is going on without making the idea of blood scary. This book reminds me of Magic School Bus because a little creature travels down the blood stream through the heart and the rest of the circulatory system, checking out all the parts.

Parts of the book look like a comic and the illustrations are very cartoony. It may be designed for kids but it explains it all very well and I enjoyed reading it too. I have read the circulatory system before so I didn’t learn much but most adults probably don’t know this much detail and would learn something.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.