This playful second book by Dr. Steven Clark Cunningham serves up a fun and healthy collection of bite-sized treats that both educate and entertain. Following in the Jurassic footsteps of his award-winning book Dinosaur Name Poems, the current poems share the motif of using the names of things (nomenclature) to introduce topics that otherwise may be unfamiliar (as in the poem “Sphygmomanometer”) or even a little scary (like in “Cancer” or “Anesthesia”). The lyrical nature of the poems and the vibrant warmth of the illustrations give each topic the traction needed to get kids reading right into the poems and on through the “Learn More!” sections that follow each poem. Author proceeds from the sale of Your Body Sick and Well: How Do You Know? go to charities supporting children’s physical and mental health!
“Your Body Sick and Well: How Do You Know? is a perfect introduction into the complex world of organs, disease, and the tools needed for diagnosing and treating many serious childhood conditions. Using playful poems and “Learn More!” sections on each page, Dr. Cunningham breaks down these topics in a way that children and their parents alike can understand. Susan Detwiler's charming and clever illustrations further enhance and explain the text in ways that children can relate to. As a former neo-natal and pediatric nurse, now children’s book author and illustrator as well as mom to three children, I believe this book in The Poemenclature Series would make an excellent addition and resource for school classrooms and doctor offices, and I recommend it to any parent looking for books to explain these serious topics in a very child-friendly way.” – Joan Waites, recipient of the Teacher’s Choice Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award, and illustratorof many popular children's books, including What's New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure (2009)
“Dr. Steven Cunningham's new book of poems about the human body is loaded with humor, facts, and fancy, along with some whimsical color illustrations by Susan Detwiler. In addition to human anatomy, the poems reference diseases and doctor's tools. Enjoy it!” – Douglas Florian, author of Dinothesaurus (2009), a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, a Horn BookFanfare List selection and a Junior Library Guild selection; Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs (2005), a BulletinBlue Ribbon Book; and Bow Wow Meow Meow (2003), Gryphon Award-winner and Parents magazine BestBook of the Year
“This is an exciting and worthwhile addition to literature for kids. The poems are fun to read and convey a lot of information. The “Learn More!” section on each topic is wonderful. The illustrations are lively, accurate, and often amusing.” –Sue Poduska, creator of GradeReading.net, a suite of blogs that reviews children’s literature
Dinosaur Name Poems / Poemas De Nombres De Dinosaurios