Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dr. Heather's Blog Tour: Lucky Escape Book Review

A Lucky Escape
Merrin and Pearl's little brother Robbie has swallowed a penny! Through magic and imagination they find themselves on an adventure through his digestive system where they must grab the penny, save Robbie and narrowly escape his poopy diaper. Through their journey down the esophagus, into the stomach, and through the intestines, the girls experience some close calls - almost being squirted with hydrochloric acid and being bumped by gas bubbles. Their encounters force them to learn first hand all about the digestive system and why it is so important to eat healthy foods. Ideal for ages 4 to 10.

A Heart Pumping Adventure
While eating a breakfast with her dad, Merrin wonders about her father's eating habits and the condition of his heart. Suddenly, Merrin and Pearl find themselves riding on a red, pillowy, donut-shaped boat, floating on a red colored sea, and surrounded by hundreds of grape-like things! Where are the girls and where are they headed? Through their adventures we learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats - and why the girls' dad needs to eat more nuts and salads. Ideal for ages 4 to 10.

Battle With the Bugs
Merrin and Pearl's little cousin Max is sick, threatening everyone's Mexican holiday. This time the girls find themselves in Max's body, witnessing firsthand the immune system in action. They befriend a white blood cell warrior who leads them into battle against the offending bacteria, and listeners learn why it's important not to eat candy and sugar when you have an illness - it can fuel bacteria and viruses and make you feel sicker. Ideal for ages 4 to 10.

A little bit about Dr. Heather:

Dr. Heather Manley, who in 2001 received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, is a practicing physician whose primary interest is preventative healthcare for families. She is the author of the award winning Human Body Detectives, her children’s educational series of story-telling books, eBooks, and iPhone/iPad apps. She also promotes wellness and naturopathic healthcare on her website She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband and two daughters, and is currently at work on the next Human Body Detectives adventure.

The Lucky EscapeThe Lucky Escape by Heather Manley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an absolutely delightful book for kids!  My daughter did not get a chance to read this yet, but I know she would love it.  It is great to have a book that uses correct scientific terms when discussing the human body--there were some terms I did not even know.  I appreciated the illustrations and the interactions between the characters.  This was almost reminiscent of a younger version of "The Magic School Bus."  I loved the pages of illustrations, descriptions and definitions after the entertaining story ended.  This will entertain children for years to come.  I can highly recommend this book to everyone with children, and I think it would be appropriate for school as well.  Be sure to check it out!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100 percent mine, and I was not financially compensated.

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Want to win your own e-book copy of this book?  Check out her interview and giveaway over here.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Ruth,

    Great review and thank you for sharing the information with everyone.



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