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Adventures in the Respiratory System

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'Adventures in the Respiratory System' by Alexander Lowe with illustrations by Sebastian Kadlecik is another graphic novel adventure of the Bod Squad.

Sam breathes in some dust, which is going to make him sneeze, and the rest of the Bod Squad shrinks down to see how his respiratory sytem works.  They learn how the bronchi work as well as the way the body filters out germs.  

I like this fun series about kids learning how systems of the body work.  There is a lot to learn and this is a good introductory method.  The illustrations are fun and the books have extra information like further reading lists and glossaries of terms.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Norwood House Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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I guess when you can shrink down to very very small it is a real possibility that someone will accidentally inhale you. Especially if they know you have that shrinking power and need to look for you amongst the dust particles when you are playing tag. So I am going to call this one a realistic way to enter the body, within the book universe that is.

I still think these Body Squad books are fun and this one isn't grossing me out (I guess mucus doesn't do that for me xD), so a thumbs up from me on this book.
This one specifically makes me think about the Magic Schoolbus. The facts thrown in are great and don't distract from the story, in fact, they add to it. The way the story ends by showing the squad going back to what they were doing is also a major Magic Schoolbus throwback. I have no clue why they don't want a shower after having been in the boy's lungs and mucus, but alright. You do you.

The story always closes by showing an overview of the discussed body parts and I love this part. It gives a great big picture to reference back to when you have lost track of where you were in the body. The glossary added is also great for those kids that want to look up more information.

This is a great gift for a kid that is a little bit older (8 years old maybe) or, you know, the kid that loves the (gross) body stuff.
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Adventures in the Respiratory System is an educational book that follows The Bod Squad, a group of children who have the power to shrink. One day The Bod Squad is playing a game of hide and seek, Kara, Jada, and Logan shrink down to hide from Sam. Sam accidentally breaths them in through his nostrils, the children get a tour of the respiratory system and how it works before they get sneezed out and return to normal size.

I really liked how this book had a balance of education and humor that would keep a child's interest. The story is laid out as a comic, it was nice to see an educational subject presented in a way that will interest children. At the end of the book, there is a picture of the respiratory system as well as a glossary to help with all the terms used in the book. There is also a list of more readings that include books and websites which is helpful when looking for something similar.

I would be a bit wary that a child would be confused and therefore not like the book but if your child is old enough or if you're using this to help teach a lesson about the respiratory system I think this would be a great introduction.
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Quite a interesting concept. All the information is very elaborate and is displayed in a incredibly soothing way that won't make you feel you are studying but just going through a fun read. The graphics are fun but I would have loved if they were better
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Thank you to NetGalley and Norwood House Press for my copy of Adventures in the Respiratory 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 respiratory system earned a lot of laughs about being sneezed out and lots of "ewws" too! 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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A good read during Corona time! 

This time the Bod Squad went into Sam's respiratory system. We are told how well the body protects us from harmful particles surrounding us, that can get in through our nose. And how those particles thrown out of our body through sneeze, thus it its important to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze.
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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 respiratory 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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I really liked the idea behind this story and was delighted to see that this book was one of five available!  The characters were great and I liked the way that they were used to tell us more about the Respiratory System and it does not baffle the reader with too much science – I think it was perfectly pitched.

The images were ok too – it is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
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Alexander Lowe gives us a detailed merging of comics and science. An ideal text to engage and teach on a real-life topic, and a great use of the medium.
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This book was fantastic and my daughter and I found it very useful, interesting and educational.  It is a great book about what happens in the Respiratory System of the human body.  The Bod Squad go inside their friend's body to see how the Respiratory System works and this makes the book fun and suitable for children, or even for adults who need a biology refresher.  The illustrations and characters are great and my daughter and I loved them.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for granting me access to Adventures in the Respirator System in exchange for an honest review. 

In this series of short graphic novels for kids, we follow a group of friends who can shrink down small enough to fit inside the human body and help out. In previous titles, they've done this intentionally to render assistance. In this one, they're using their shrinking powers to play hide and seek and accidentally get inhaled. 

The scientific information presented in this book is once again very informative and presented in a way that elementary school-aged kids will be able to understand easily. With that said, I feel compelled to rate this one lower than the other titles due to the plot. These kids abused their power and accidentally invaded a friend's body. Yes, it's exactly the sort of plot that could have made a great Magic School Bus episode (and I favourably compared previous titles to that series before) but this is the 21st century and we are now in a social climate that is concerned with consent and social responsibility. 

All in all very entertain and educational, and I do recommend the series.
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This is fun to read for someone who likes science and is a visual learner. The information about the respiratory system is easy to understand so that anyone can digest it without feeling saturated with information.
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Really similar to the premise of a Magic School Bus episode. Kids shrunk, go inside body and learn. The illustrations are 3/5 stars and the writing 3/5. It’s nothing that hasn’t been done before, but I’m never going to turn down a solid educational book for young readers. A good effort to make the topics interesting and engaging for the age group
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The Bod Squad takes a trip through the respiratory system to show you how it works. The book has some great information about the human body and very reminiscent of Max Axiom and Magic School Bus. A little more kid-friendly than Max Axiom and so might be a better fit in the classroom.
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I got this on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

I really like this series! It is really informative about the functions of the body, without making it too heavy or boring! The explanations in this are done well and adapted perfectly to a younger audience. 
This is also a really fun story overall! I really like how it explains the functions of the lungs with one of them being stuck there!
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