HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Skin, Hair, and Teeth
Author: Bridget Ardley
Illustrator: Neil Ardley
Publisher: Silver Burdett Press, republished in 1989
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 10-13
Rating: 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Ardley, Bridget. Skin, Hair, and Teeth (originally published in 1988 by Silver Burdett Press). This book in the “How Our Bodies Work” series describes the functions, characteristics, disorders, and care of skin, teeth, and hair. The structures of the skin, hair, nails, and teeth are introduced to young readers, along with a discussion of the importance of proper hygiene as a way to maintain good health. We checked this book out of the library to accompany the health studies of our older son Mark when he was in second grade. The entire series explores different subjects that young readers always find fascinating: how the body works, each with 21 double-page spreads, filled with full color photos and diagrams, and lively, easy-to-read text, to focus on the amazing abilities and functions of the major body systems.