Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Human Body Detectives Merrin and Pearl are at it again. Their magical ability to jump into people's bodies and explore their systems digestive, skeletal, nervous June , circulatory, and immune combines science with their fun adventures to help kids understand their anatomy and how their bodies work.
In The Lucky Escape, Merrin and Pearl explore their little brother, Robbie's, digestive system because they have to get a penny that he swallowed! Along the way, they slide down his esophagus, bump in to gas bubbles, and learn up close about the functions of the stomach and intestines, and so much more. In the end, they not only get the penny, but they also get a firsthand lesson on the functions of the digestive system.
Get A Copy. Paperback , 40 pages. More Details Human Body Detectives 1. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Lucky Escape , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 21, Kim rated it liked it Shelves: childrens , food , medical , own.
I've been stewing on this review for at least a week - somewhere between stars. The topic is excellent.
As a family physician, I'm always on the look out for great books that explain medical topics well to children. I loved the language and technical approach to discussing the digestive system in a children's book. It kept my daughter almost 8 engaged and excited. However, the writing was somewhat forced and I found the use of the apple icons and other reading "helpers" very distracting I've been stewing on this review for at least a week - somewhere between stars. However, the writing was somewhat forced and I found the use of the apple icons and other reading "helpers" very distracting and not in keeping with the overall theme and focus of the book.
Interestingly, my daughter who always wants to finish every last page of a book and re-read books, has NOT asked to re-read this book and did not want to read anything beyond the initial story which surprised me I did talk her into listening to some of the jokes, but not all of them made sense even to her father and I Great topic, decent execution.
Jul 04, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: kiddos. What a great book for kids!! The Lucky Escape follows Merrin and Pearl as they go through the digestive system of their little brother who swallowed a penny. We are given information about the digestive system and how it works.
I like the children in the WOW!! My kids laughed and asked questions for more information. The pictures, descriptions, and action kept the kids engaged. The addition of a glossary and jokes at the end were informative and fun. I like learning about our body. I laughed at some of the funny stuff. I even got to read about farts! I liked the jokes at the end.
I told them to my mom and dad and they laughed. This is a funny book to read. I also learned about my body. Jul 05, De Jr. I love the way she draws you in at the start with questions as well as the answers as each question presents itself…. The Cover truly grabs you. Then the storyline step by step in detail takes you on a truly exciting journey of your bodies digestive functions…..
A Must Have!!! Jul 28, Ruth Hill rated it it was amazing. 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. 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 percent mine, and I was not financially compensated. Dec 30, Bill Tillman rated it it was amazing Shelves: children , detective , fiction , graphic-novel , humor , kindle , picture-book. Merrin and Pearl take a trip through Robbie's digestive system. You have to hold your nose at the end of the trip! Ages 4 to 10, its too grouse for older readers.
Jan 01, Heather rated it it was amazing. Before I read it, I gave this book to my 8-year-old daughter to read. She was very interested from the get-go, when I gave her the book and she looked at the cover.
It probably helps that she often says she wants to be a detective. She summed up her opinion in two quick sentences: "I liked it.
There were some funny parts. And, trust me, this was a very positive response!
Plus, she agreed to read the other two books very eagerly. When it was my turn to read it, it was easy to see why she found it funny: talk about farts and poop. Making it fun in the process. Would love to win these for my nieces and nephew. I would love to have this book for my grandson when he comes to visit. This book would be a wonderful addition to my classroom library. I could also use this book in my presentations during the library Science Explosion. These would definitely be great books to add to our library…books that are fun and educational are like a bonus.
What a great way to make learning about health and the body interesting.
Editorial Reviews. Review. Alan Greene, MD, FAAP This imaginary journey through the The Lucky Escape: An Imaginative Journey Through the Digestive System (Human Body Detectives) - Kindle edition by Heather Manley, Jessica Swift. Buy The Lucky Escape: An Imaginative Journey Through the Digestive System: Volume 1 (Human Body Detectives) by Dr. Heather Manley, Jessica Swift (ISBN:.
Would love to be able to share these with my grandchildren. Thanks for the opportunity to win them. I will definitely be checking these books out soon! Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway! Thanks, Dr. Manley, for providing a unique way to share your talents with the next generation! This look likes a fascinating and educational series of books. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win them for my daughter. Amy F: I will definitely be checking these books out soon! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.