{"id":1757467201,"title":"Ouch!","handle":"ouch","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/joe-rhatigan\" title=\"Joe Rhatigan bio\"\u003eJoe Rhatigan\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anthony-owsley\" title=\"Anthony Owsley bio\"\u003eAnthony Owsley\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe Weird \u0026amp; Wild Ways Your Body Deals with Agonizing Aches, Ferocious Fevers, Lousy Lumps, Crummy Colds, Bothersome Bites, Breaks, Bruises \u0026amp; Burns \u0026amp; Makes Them Feel Better!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom blisters, bruises, and bleeding to stings, sprains, and broken bones, there are so many things that bother the body. And whether a child has a crummy cold, a ferocious fever, a nasty bite, or a burn from touching a hot stove, pain is confusing and distressing. Why does it feel so bad? Can something make it stop? For all those kids who want to be doctors, scientists, or medical professionals, here’s their first introduction to the way the body works.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eOuch!\u003c\/i\u003e comforts hurting kids by explaining all the different ways they get injured and sick, how their body works, and what parents and doctors can do to make it all better again. It covers all the familiar childhood ailments—upset tummies, sore throats, earaches, allergies, infections, and even poison ivy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYoungsters can explore the armor (like skin) that keeps the bad stuff out, the warriors that attack the stuff that does get in, and the \"maintenance crew\" that cleans up the mess and heals them. Whether they want to understand what’s wrong and learn what they can expect, or get ready for a future career in medicine, this information—and the accompanying photos and fun illustrations—will take them there.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-quest-to-digest\" title=\"The Quest to Digest\"\u003eThe Quest to Digest\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-circulatory-story\" title=\"The Circulatory Story\"\u003eThe Circulatory Story\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/ouch-spread.jpg?14912532823437841937\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJoe Rhatigan, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJoe Rhatigan has authored more than fifteen books for children and adults, including \u003cem\u003eDon't Unravel When You Travel\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eOut-of-This-World Astronomy\u003c\/em\u003e. He has also produced several best-selling books and series, including \u003cem\u003e101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Boo Boo Book\u003c\/em\u003e, and the My Very Favorite Art Book series.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/joe-rhatigan\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Joe Rhatigan bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Joe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnthony Owsley, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anthony-owsley\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Anthony Owsley bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anthony.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA compendium of low-key medical information for the upper grade school set.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGot a headache? A rash? A pulled muscle or a sprained ankle? Disease by disease and injury by injury, this basic medical text takes young readers through various ailments, breaking each one down into a simple explanation of the problem. There's \"First Response\"--what the child can do to help alleviate the situation; \"What Your Doctor Does\"—which sometimes includes the advice that a doctor may not be necessary in many cases; \"What Your Body Does\"—the physiological response to the problem; and \"What You Can Do to Prevent…\"—common-sense health and safety advice. Often-humorous cartoon illustrations are featured on nearly every spread, along with high-quality color photographs of various ailments (sprained ankle, conjunctivitis, etc.). Each section includes an \"Ouch! Pain Scale,\" a facial icon that indicates the degree of pain caused, although some offer such a range as to seem superfluous. While the explanations are basic and utilize kid-friendly words like \u003ci\u003egerms\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003epuke\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003epoop\u003c\/i\u003e, this effort also offers solid information, including terms like \u003ci\u003egranulocytes\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003ephagocytosis\u003c\/i\u003e. These trickier words are defined clearly in the text and included in an extensive glossary. Unfortunately, no references are included. Photo captions are presented in a small, pale orange, italicized text that's challenging to read.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA generally attractive and entertaining medical reference that will appeal to inquiring minds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNSTA Recommends\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book is packed with 80 pages of information about possible painful conditions that can affect humans, both inside and out. It is worded so that school-aged children can read and understand many of the possible ailments that could plague them and keep them out of school.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter a brief introduction explaining the purpose of the book and a disclaimer stating that the book is not meant to take the place of a doctor's diagnosis, basic body structure is described and explained with many drawn illustrations and an explanation of the mechanism causing pain. An Ouch! Painscale is included in this section. The section also contains information on the immune system called \"The Warriors\" and on various body invaders called \"The Bad Guys\" that cause problems. The rest of the book focuses on injuries, infections, and other things that can go wrong, including everything from splinters, blisters, and bruises, to burns, cuts, rashes, and poison ivy. Broken bones, sprains, and pulled muscles are described, as are allergies, headaches, and fevers. After a description of each particular ailment and possible causes, there is a section called First Response, then a paragraph entitled \"What Your Doctor Does\", followed by \"What Your Body Does, and then \"What you can Do\" either to prevent or to treat this kind of ailment. This is followed by an icon from the PainScale that would indicate how much this particular ailment hurts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach section is filled with brightly colored illustrations and photographs. The book ends with an extensive glossary and an index. This book would be of great interest to children, and could be a supplementary book either in a classroom, a public library, or in the school library. It could possibly allay some fears and help children to understand many of the possible common ailments. A better understanding of the parlance used to describe various disorders could help parents and physicians to understand the complaints of an ailing child, and help the child to communicate symptoms to appropriate adults.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRhatigan describes the different ways in which humans become sick or injured, along with how the human body reacts and what can be done to help the healing process. An appropriate disclaimer cautions readers that the book is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis and encourages children to seek an adult when something is wrong. The medical information and terms are clearly explained. Colorful chapter and topic headings nicely organize the information into logical sections. Rhatigan covers parts of the body, bacteria and viruses, poisonous plants, bruises, bleeding, and more. In addition to including the symptoms, the author details how a doctor would treat the problem. Ways to prevent the illness\/injury from getting worse are noted, along with a somewhat subjective scale rating the levels of pain readers might feel when experiencing each medical issue. A hefty combination of photographs, diagrams, and drawings augments the informative text, but not all the images are captioned. Owsley uses lots of color in his expressive, playful, and at times cartoon artwork. Unfortunately, the appended glossary does not give pronunciations for terms. The helpful index and table of contents, however, are a plus. Rhatigan and Owsley transform what could be a dry subject into a lively, educational read for children who are curious about common ailments and injuries.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/ouch-cvr.jpg?7025580958043239334\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/ouch-hires.zip?6766797642387626756\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-62354-053-1\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-669-2\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 8-12\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 80\u003cbr\u003e10 x 9\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-08-05T17:08:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-08-05T16:31:31-04:00","vendor":"Imagine Publishing","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Age_Middle Grade","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Chapter Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Early Childhood","Browse by Subject_Health \u0026 Beauty","Browse by Subject_Life Lessons \u0026 Skills","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":995,"price_min":995,"price_max":995,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5340536897,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"40531","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Ouch! - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":995,"weight":380,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-62354-053-1"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/ouch-cover.jpg?v=1570537238"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/ouch-cover.jpg?v=1570537238","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":2481611407439,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.889,"height":675,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/ouch-cover.jpg?v=1570537236"},"aspect_ratio":0.889,"height":675,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/ouch-cover.jpg?v=1570537236","width":600}],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/joe-rhatigan\" title=\"Joe Rhatigan bio\"\u003eJoe Rhatigan\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anthony-owsley\" title=\"Anthony Owsley bio\"\u003eAnthony Owsley\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe Weird \u0026amp; Wild Ways Your Body Deals with Agonizing Aches, Ferocious Fevers, Lousy Lumps, Crummy Colds, Bothersome Bites, Breaks, Bruises \u0026amp; Burns \u0026amp; Makes Them Feel Better!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom blisters, bruises, and bleeding to stings, sprains, and broken bones, there are so many things that bother the body. And whether a child has a crummy cold, a ferocious fever, a nasty bite, or a burn from touching a hot stove, pain is confusing and distressing. Why does it feel so bad? Can something make it stop? For all those kids who want to be doctors, scientists, or medical professionals, here’s their first introduction to the way the body works.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eOuch!\u003c\/i\u003e comforts hurting kids by explaining all the different ways they get injured and sick, how their body works, and what parents and doctors can do to make it all better again. It covers all the familiar childhood ailments—upset tummies, sore throats, earaches, allergies, infections, and even poison ivy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYoungsters can explore the armor (like skin) that keeps the bad stuff out, the warriors that attack the stuff that does get in, and the \"maintenance crew\" that cleans up the mess and heals them. Whether they want to understand what’s wrong and learn what they can expect, or get ready for a future career in medicine, this information—and the accompanying photos and fun illustrations—will take them there.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-quest-to-digest\" title=\"The Quest to Digest\"\u003eThe Quest to Digest\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-circulatory-story\" title=\"The Circulatory Story\"\u003eThe Circulatory Story\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/ouch-spread.jpg?14912532823437841937\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJoe Rhatigan, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJoe Rhatigan has authored more than fifteen books for children and adults, including \u003cem\u003eDon't Unravel When You Travel\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eOut-of-This-World Astronomy\u003c\/em\u003e. He has also produced several best-selling books and series, including \u003cem\u003e101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Boo Boo Book\u003c\/em\u003e, and the My Very Favorite Art Book series.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/joe-rhatigan\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Joe Rhatigan bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Joe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnthony Owsley, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anthony-owsley\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Anthony Owsley bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anthony.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA compendium of low-key medical information for the upper grade school set.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGot a headache? A rash? A pulled muscle or a sprained ankle? Disease by disease and injury by injury, this basic medical text takes young readers through various ailments, breaking each one down into a simple explanation of the problem. There's \"First Response\"--what the child can do to help alleviate the situation; \"What Your Doctor Does\"—which sometimes includes the advice that a doctor may not be necessary in many cases; \"What Your Body Does\"—the physiological response to the problem; and \"What You Can Do to Prevent…\"—common-sense health and safety advice. Often-humorous cartoon illustrations are featured on nearly every spread, along with high-quality color photographs of various ailments (sprained ankle, conjunctivitis, etc.). Each section includes an \"Ouch! Pain Scale,\" a facial icon that indicates the degree of pain caused, although some offer such a range as to seem superfluous. While the explanations are basic and utilize kid-friendly words like \u003ci\u003egerms\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003epuke\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003epoop\u003c\/i\u003e, this effort also offers solid information, including terms like \u003ci\u003egranulocytes\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003ephagocytosis\u003c\/i\u003e. These trickier words are defined clearly in the text and included in an extensive glossary. Unfortunately, no references are included. Photo captions are presented in a small, pale orange, italicized text that's challenging to read.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA generally attractive and entertaining medical reference that will appeal to inquiring minds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNSTA Recommends\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book is packed with 80 pages of information about possible painful conditions that can affect humans, both inside and out. It is worded so that school-aged children can read and understand many of the possible ailments that could plague them and keep them out of school.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter a brief introduction explaining the purpose of the book and a disclaimer stating that the book is not meant to take the place of a doctor's diagnosis, basic body structure is described and explained with many drawn illustrations and an explanation of the mechanism causing pain. An Ouch! Painscale is included in this section. The section also contains information on the immune system called \"The Warriors\" and on various body invaders called \"The Bad Guys\" that cause problems. The rest of the book focuses on injuries, infections, and other things that can go wrong, including everything from splinters, blisters, and bruises, to burns, cuts, rashes, and poison ivy. Broken bones, sprains, and pulled muscles are described, as are allergies, headaches, and fevers. After a description of each particular ailment and possible causes, there is a section called First Response, then a paragraph entitled \"What Your Doctor Does\", followed by \"What Your Body Does, and then \"What you can Do\" either to prevent or to treat this kind of ailment. This is followed by an icon from the PainScale that would indicate how much this particular ailment hurts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach section is filled with brightly colored illustrations and photographs. The book ends with an extensive glossary and an index. This book would be of great interest to children, and could be a supplementary book either in a classroom, a public library, or in the school library. It could possibly allay some fears and help children to understand many of the possible common ailments. A better understanding of the parlance used to describe various disorders could help parents and physicians to understand the complaints of an ailing child, and help the child to communicate symptoms to appropriate adults.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRhatigan describes the different ways in which humans become sick or injured, along with how the human body reacts and what can be done to help the healing process. An appropriate disclaimer cautions readers that the book is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis and encourages children to seek an adult when something is wrong. The medical information and terms are clearly explained. Colorful chapter and topic headings nicely organize the information into logical sections. Rhatigan covers parts of the body, bacteria and viruses, poisonous plants, bruises, bleeding, and more. In addition to including the symptoms, the author details how a doctor would treat the problem. Ways to prevent the illness\/injury from getting worse are noted, along with a somewhat subjective scale rating the levels of pain readers might feel when experiencing each medical issue. A hefty combination of photographs, diagrams, and drawings augments the informative text, but not all the images are captioned. Owsley uses lots of color in his expressive, playful, and at times cartoon artwork. Unfortunately, the appended glossary does not give pronunciations for terms. The helpful index and table of contents, however, are a plus. 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By: Joe Rhatigan / Illustrated by: Anthony Owsley

The Weird & Wild Ways Your Body Deals with Agonizing Aches, Ferocious Fevers, Lousy Lumps, Crummy Colds, Bothersome Bites, Breaks, Bruises & Burns & Makes Them Feel Better!

From blisters, bruises, and bleeding to stings, sprains, and broken bones, there are so many things that bother the body. And whether a child has a crummy cold, a ferocious fever, a nasty bite, or a burn from touching a hot stove, pain is confusing and distressing. Why does it feel so bad? Can something make it stop? For all those kids who want to be doctors, scientists, or medical professionals, here’s their first introduction to the way the body works.

Ouch! comforts hurting kids by explaining all the different ways they get injured and sick, how their body works, and what parents and doctors can do to make it all better again. It covers all the familiar childhood ailments—upset tummies, sore throats, earaches, allergies, infections, and even poison ivy.

Youngsters can explore the armor (like skin) that keeps the bad stuff out, the warriors that attack the stuff that does get in, and the "maintenance crew" that cleans up the mess and heals them. Whether they want to understand what’s wrong and learn what they can expect, or get ready for a future career in medicine, this information—and the accompanying photos and fun illustrations—will take them there.

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Joe Rhatigan, author

Joe Rhatigan has authored more than fifteen books for children and adults, including Don't Unravel When You Travel and Out-of-This-World Astronomy. He has also produced several best-selling books and series, including 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!, The Boo Boo Book, and the My Very Favorite Art Book series.

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Anthony Owsley, illustrator

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Kirkus Reviews

A compendium of low-key medical information for the upper grade school set.

Got a headache? A rash? A pulled muscle or a sprained ankle? Disease by disease and injury by injury, this basic medical text takes young readers through various ailments, breaking each one down into a simple explanation of the problem. There's "First Response"--what the child can do to help alleviate the situation; "What Your Doctor Does"—which sometimes includes the advice that a doctor may not be necessary in many cases; "What Your Body Does"—the physiological response to the problem; and "What You Can Do to Prevent…"—common-sense health and safety advice. Often-humorous cartoon illustrations are featured on nearly every spread, along with high-quality color photographs of various ailments (sprained ankle, conjunctivitis, etc.). Each section includes an "Ouch! Pain Scale," a facial icon that indicates the degree of pain caused, although some offer such a range as to seem superfluous. While the explanations are basic and utilize kid-friendly words like germs, puke and poop, this effort also offers solid information, including terms like granulocytes and phagocytosis. These trickier words are defined clearly in the text and included in an extensive glossary. Unfortunately, no references are included. Photo captions are presented in a small, pale orange, italicized text that's challenging to read.

A generally attractive and entertaining medical reference that will appeal to inquiring minds.

NSTA Recommends

This book is packed with 80 pages of information about possible painful conditions that can affect humans, both inside and out. It is worded so that school-aged children can read and understand many of the possible ailments that could plague them and keep them out of school.

After a brief introduction explaining the purpose of the book and a disclaimer stating that the book is not meant to take the place of a doctor's diagnosis, basic body structure is described and explained with many drawn illustrations and an explanation of the mechanism causing pain. An Ouch! Painscale is included in this section. The section also contains information on the immune system called "The Warriors" and on various body invaders called "The Bad Guys" that cause problems. The rest of the book focuses on injuries, infections, and other things that can go wrong, including everything from splinters, blisters, and bruises, to burns, cuts, rashes, and poison ivy. Broken bones, sprains, and pulled muscles are described, as are allergies, headaches, and fevers. After a description of each particular ailment and possible causes, there is a section called First Response, then a paragraph entitled "What Your Doctor Does", followed by "What Your Body Does, and then "What you can Do" either to prevent or to treat this kind of ailment. This is followed by an icon from the PainScale that would indicate how much this particular ailment hurts.

Each section is filled with brightly colored illustrations and photographs. The book ends with an extensive glossary and an index. This book would be of great interest to children, and could be a supplementary book either in a classroom, a public library, or in the school library. It could possibly allay some fears and help children to understand many of the possible common ailments. A better understanding of the parlance used to describe various disorders could help parents and physicians to understand the complaints of an ailing child, and help the child to communicate symptoms to appropriate adults.

School Library Journal

Rhatigan describes the different ways in which humans become sick or injured, along with how the human body reacts and what can be done to help the healing process. An appropriate disclaimer cautions readers that the book is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis and encourages children to seek an adult when something is wrong. The medical information and terms are clearly explained. Colorful chapter and topic headings nicely organize the information into logical sections. Rhatigan covers parts of the body, bacteria and viruses, poisonous plants, bruises, bleeding, and more. In addition to including the symptoms, the author details how a doctor would treat the problem. Ways to prevent the illness/injury from getting worse are noted, along with a somewhat subjective scale rating the levels of pain readers might feel when experiencing each medical issue. A hefty combination of photographs, diagrams, and drawings augments the informative text, but not all the images are captioned. Owsley uses lots of color in his expressive, playful, and at times cartoon artwork. Unfortunately, the appended glossary does not give pronunciations for terms. The helpful index and table of contents, however, are a plus. Rhatigan and Owsley transform what could be a dry subject into a lively, educational read for children who are curious about common ailments and injuries.

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ISBN: 978-1-62354-053-1

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-669-2
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Ages: 8-12
Page count: 80
10 x 9