Being sick or injured is no fun for children, but not knowing what is happening may be worse.
Enter Dr. Michael Evans, who will explain to young readers everything they need to know when an illness or injury occurs. Uniquely structured around five different movie genres and one comic book, each chapter features a common illness or injury with Dr. Mike in the starring role, explaining the causes, symptoms and cures.
Whether it's a nut allergy in the action-packed "They Came From Mars!," a broken wrist in the bone-chilling "The Werewolf Who Snapped" or strep throat in the suspense-filled "Adventures of Medical Man and Wondrous Boy," each story is packed with fascinating medical information. Other common conditions covered in the book include concussion, ear infection and asthma -- all vividly explained.
Complete with diagrams, sidebars and a glossary -- and dramatized by Gareth Williams's stunning illustrations -- this book will be a comfort to any child dealing with an injury or illness.
Using tangible experiences that kids can relate to, this book does a fantastic job of explaining common medical issues in an accessible way. A variety of heroic characters explain otherwise complicated and seemingly scary conditions and occurrences. Through the use of science fiction, adventure, and comics, the book covers nut allergies, concussions, broken bones, strep throat, ear infections, and asthma.... Fictional stories are interspersed with brief factual articles on the topics that are being discussed. The extensive glossary is straightforward and user-friendly. The pumped-up graphic illustrations are extremely engaging and further bring these otherwise abstract concepts to life. While the stories are inventive and entertaining, the medical facts are at the forefront, and readers will come away thinking about these conditions in a whole new way. This is a great approach to educating kids about health issues.--Kerry Roeder"School Library Journal" (02/01/2011)
Series: The Adventures of Medical Man
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: ANNICK PR
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.29
Weight (kg): 0.34