Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Facial Features by Jennifer Boothroyd


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
What facial features do you have? Freckles are a common feature. So are turned-up noses and unattached earlobes. What determines your facial features? Read this book to find out!
MY TAKE:

I'm all for children's books that are educational.

Facial Features are about facial features, obviously, and how these traits are passed down. Instead of drawings, this book makes use of colored photographs, which give it a more grown-up feel.

I like that this book isn't dumbed down. The author uses words like genes and alleles. I imagine this book will be great for first to third graders.

I also liked the fact that the photographs picture kids and adults from different races. This makes the appeal to a larger and possibly worldwide audience.

Thanks to NetGalley and Lerner Publications for the e-ARC. Publication date of Facial Features is on September 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. Kids and adults featured in the pictures are from different races.
  2. It isn't dumbed down.
  3. It's very colorful.

THE BAD:

  1. The font and the layout would have been better if it were more scrapbook-like.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
This ear's pointed tip is called Darwin's ear point.
READ IT IF:

  1. You have a kid who likes biology.
  2. Your kid likes learning.
  3. You want your kids to read more educational books.

RATING:
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