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Your Amazing Skin from Outside In
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About The Book
A Bank Street Best Book of 2019
It’s itchy, it’s sweaty, it’s embarrassing...but most of all, it’s fascinating! Dr. Joanne Settel has all the answers to our most burning questions in this wacky and informative book of poems about our skin.
Have you ever wondered…
Why you blush when you’re embarrassed?
Why you’ve got freckles everywhere?
Why your fingers wrinkle in the pool?
Why your friends come in all different colors?
Why mosquitoes think you’re delicious?
Why you’ve got that giant pimple on your nose?
Look no further!
With supercool facts, clever rhymes, and hilarious illustrations by Bonnie Timmons, acclaimed author Joanne Settel answers all these questions (and more!) in this fascinating, fun exploration of the science of our skin from head to toe. When she’s through, you won’t believe what your skin can do!
About The Illustrator
Bonnie Timmons drew the animations for NBC’s long-running hit show Caroline in the City. Timmons and the sitcom won an Emmy for the graphics. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, and other national magazines and newspapers, in addition to major ad campaigns and a range of books including titles from the American Girl library. She lives on a small horse farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, horses, dogs, cats, fish, chickens, and chicken-fed foxes. She has lots of skin, and even more freckles. Visit Bonnie online at BonnieTimmons.com.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2018)
- Length: 96 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481422055
- Grades: 3 and up
- Ages: 8 - 99
- Lexile ® 920L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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- Lexile ® 891 - 990
- Children's Non-Fiction > Concepts > Body
- Children's Non-Fiction > Science & Technology > Anatomy & Physiology
- Children's Non-Fiction > Curiosities & Wonders
Raves and Reviews
"Settel offers detailed information about skin... Melanin, blood clots, sweat, freckles, sunburn, fingerprints, and more are all described in clever rhyming verse that reads nicely... All spreads include comical and enlightening cartoon illustrations, including some excellent cross sections, which add to the light humorous approach to the biological information. Readers are likely to hope for more of these anatomy lessons and poems from Settel. Educators will appreciate the opportunity to talk about nonfiction text features and formats while teaching health and science. VERDICT: This equally informative and entertaining combination of poetry and anatomical science is a fine addition for libraries serving middle grade readers."
– School Library Journal
"Few would think to form rhymes with the terms collagen, melanocytes, and sweat glands, but Dr. Joanne Settel, aka Dr. Jo, gives the skin-ny on humans’ largest organ through a series of amusing yet highly informative rhymes. Starting with skin basics, such as its purpose, make up, and many layers, she continues with shades of skin, including blushing, tanning, and freckles, and how skin changes, from raising goose bumps to wrinkling when wet to getting downright sweaty... Squiggly, cartoonlike illustrations highlight the humor and depict occasional skin diagrams. Children will pore over this inviting look at their skin."
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Your Amazing Skin from Outside In Hardcover 9781481422055
- Author Photo (jpg): Joanne Settel Photograph © Joanne Settel(0.1 MB)
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More books from this illustrator: Bonnie Timmons
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