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Adventures in the Circulatory System

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The Bod Squad is a group of 4 friends who are able to shrink down. Using this superpower they explore the human body and all its mysteries.

I think this is a great book for all elementary school kids. It really reminds me of The Magic Schoolbus (which I loved as a kid).
The illustrations are great, colourful and easy to read. The story packs a lot of information and I think this would be a great first step to learn about the biology of the human body.
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I really liked the idea behind this story and this is the fifth and final book in the series and I have to say that they were great! 

The Bod Squad characters were great and I liked the way that they were used to tell us more about the Circulatory System and it does not baffle the reader with too much science – I think it was perfectly pitched and a great way of learning more about the way that the Human Body works.

The images were ok too – it is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
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'Adventures in the Circulatory System' by Alexander Lowe is a graphic novel for young readers is about a group of young explorers who travel and learn about the human body.

The Body Squad has a member who gets a small injury, and they see it as a chance to shrink down and tour her circulatory system.  They learn about platelets and white blood cells and what happens to blood flow during different event.

This was a fun book in an easy reading style.  The characters are fun, and entering the bloodstream through a bandage was a bit gross.  The illustrations seem a bit rough, but I think kids wanting to learn science   

I received a review copy of this ebook from Norwood House Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Norwood House Press for my copy of Adventures in the Circulatory System by Alexander Lowe in exchange for an honest review. It published July 15, 2o2o.
I had the help of two eight year olds and a six year old for the review of this book. The first thing they said about these books in this series is, "These are way better than Magic School Bus books, they're much more grown up".
I used this book as a discussion for their science lesson today, and they were very interested. There isn't too much information to lose their interest, but plenty of little tidbits threaded through to keep them learning as they are being entertained.
The circulatory system was very interesting, and we all learned something! The White Blood Cell was a very popular guy, and sparked a good discussion about the immune system! I think this book would keep any kids' interest from kindergarten up to middle school. Comic books for the win!
This would make an excellent gift for any kid learning about the body. Honestly, I kind of wished I had these as a resource when I was taking Anatomy and Physiology in college. They present the information so clearly that there's no room for confusion, (compared to my textbook and PowerPoint presentations!)
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We are doing a human body unit study for homeschooling this year and this series of books are perfect to incorporate into our studies!
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This is a really great book series for kids interested in science. It’s really educational, but at the same time a fun read for kids as they can relate to the characters. 

In this book, the gang explores the circulatory system. They give a lot of facts about how things work inside the human body. 

The illustrations are effective and eye catching. 

My kids loved reading the whole series, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it for kids as they can gain a lot of knowledge about biology through this book series. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advance reader’s copy for an honest review.
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This time the Bod Squad went inside Jada's body to see if her heart beat slower while she's sleeping. Discovering more than her heart's movements, we were brought to see how platelets work, why blood come from artery is different from blood come from vein.
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This is a really quick, cute comic that is perfect for kids wanting to learn about the body.
It explains specific body systems very simply for kids to grasp.
Reminded me of The Magic School Bus.
Fun but educational.
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Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for granting me access to Adventures in the Circulatory System in exchange for an honest review. 

The Body Squad books are short graphic novels for elementary aged students to learn the science of the body in a very Magic School Bus sort of way. These kids can shrink down small enough to enter the human body and help out! 

In Adventures in the Circulatory System, three of the kids shrink down and enter their friend's circulatory system. The information presented is accurate and easily understandable for elementary aged kids, and the "further reading" section is great for kids who want to learn more. Like one of the other Body Squad titles I've reviewed, though, I must deduct a star from my rating for the circumstances for entering a body presented in the plot in this title. So far I've read five of these books. In three the kids enter a body to solve a problem, which is great. In one they abuse their shrinking powers to play hide and seek and get inhaled. In this one their friend is asleep when they arrive to play, so instead of waking her up they decide to jump in and explore her circulatory system. This is the 21st century! Let's consider consent in the stories we're giving to our kids. 

Overall very informative in a cute and entertaining format for kids.
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This is a fun, educational and interesting book for children which shows the Bod Squad investigating the Circulatory System of the human body by going inside their friend's body for a closer look.  They find out how the heart works and how blood gets circulated around the body.  My daughter and I loved this book and the bright and colourful illustrations and fun characters made the book easy to read.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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This is fun to read for someone who likes science and is a visual learner. The information about the circulatory system is easy to understand so that anyone can digest it without feeling saturated with information.
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What a delightful way to explain the circulatory system to small children. Beautifully illustrated and very east to understand.
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This graphic novel is an easy, quick read that is perfect for middle schoolers or lower level high schoolers. The author and illustrator capture the basics of the circulatory system, withtout feeling like you're reading a textbook. I would highly recommend educators incorporate this book into any lesson plans they have on the human body.
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