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The remarkable respiratory system : how do my lungs work?

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Burstein,John

Source:

Burstein, John. Slim Goodbody's body buddies, Crabtree Pub., New York, NY, p.32 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr QP121 .B94 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8538137

Keywords:

Lungs, Lungs--Juvenile literature, Respiration, Respiration--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Contents: Meet the body buddies -- Welcome to our world -- Our envelope of air -- Story begins -- Little riddle -- Tree in me -- Muscle might -- Respiratory system -- Deep down -- Do not smoke -- Trouble below -- More trouble -- Fabulous phrases -- Amazing facts about your respiratory system.; Summary: Explains how the lungs and respiratory system function. Readers are introduced to the bronchial tree, discover how the diaphragm and intercostals muscles help the lungs fill and empty. Includes sections on the dangers of smoking, good health practices, respiratory illnesses, and amazing facts.

Notes:

Lexile measure 740; ages 8-11; book level 4.8; general nonfiction