A new series which introduces the body to children. Photographs with artwork superimposed show readers how the inside of the body looks and works. Special features on maintaining good health through a balanced diet and exercise, as well as information on issues relevant to each title. Muscles looks at what muscles are and how they pump life-giving blood around the body, enabling movement, breathing and digestion of food.

Also included is the effect of drugs and alcohol on muscles and it outlines the importance of exercise, warming up and cooling down to prevent strain and injury and eating a balanced diet. Skeleton looks at the inner framework that keeps the body in shape, the different types of bones, how joints allow the body to move and how to avoid problems. It examines all the vital jobs that the skeleton does; supporting the body and protecting vital organs. Also included is the importance of exercise and a healthy diet to maintain healthy bones.

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Author(s)Jen Green
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