I’ve been trying to catch up on my blog reading before I unplug myself in the middle of next week and just discovered that my online friend Kathy Ceceri recently reviewed David Macaulay’s new The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body:
Kathy’s related post on Human Anatomy Books Old and New at her blog Home Biology (“for homeschoolers and anyone else who wants to learn about life science without a lab!”). By the way, some of my family’s favorite old and new human anatomy books:
My Body by Patricia Carratello from Teacher Created Materials; Laura had great fun our first year, and the boys subsequently, making life-size body patterns complete with organs, photocopied and colored in from this reproducible book. We used it to go along with, among other titles, one also mentioned by Kathy — From Head to Toe by Barbara Seuling and Edward Miller
The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works (A DeLuxe Golden Book) by Mitchell Wilson, with illustrations by Cornelius De Witt (1959). Out of print but well worth tracking down. A large, profusely illustrated, hardbound volume, with the text and color illustrations based on Man in Structure and Function by Fritz Kahn. 140 pages, with a glossary and an index. (Another aside: more on Fritz Kahn here and here.)
The How and Why Wonder Book of The Human Body. Out of print; I grab any book in this series that I come across.
Dover’s Human Anatomy in Full Color book, “within reach of grade-school-age children” according to Dover
Dover’s Human Anatomy coloring book
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Kathy’s Family Online blog
Kathy, I owe you at least one email and I’ll try to get it out in the next few days!