Skeleton comes out of closet

22nd December 2000 at 00:00
BECOME A HUMAN BODY EXPLORER. By Paul Dawson. Dorling Kindersley pound;9.99.

This comprehensive guide to the structure and functions of the human body is a typical DK publication with high-quality photographs and attractive artwork. Children are guided through the book by Seemore, a skeleton character, who poses questions and gives additional information and ideas for children to try out for themselves. This element of interaction lightens what is otherwise quite a dense text.

The style is that of a medical guide for children with a high level of information. Alhough aimed at the seven-to-11 age range, it is perhaps more suitable for the nine-to-13 group. The book goes further than many on the human body, discussing issues such as how we think and communicate. It is a valuable reference book, especially for a more able child or one assisted by a knowledgeable adult.

DK books always score highly for their attention to representations of ethnicity - and this one is no exception. In fact, the artwork is excellent throughout.

Pam Wadsworth is a senior lecturer in education at the University of North London


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