Muscles Make Us Move: The Sum of our Parts Series by Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk’s The Sum of our Parts series continues with Muscles Make Us Move. In Kirk’s rhyming series of books that help youngsters learn about their bodies, this new installment focuses on the part of the body that help us move–muscles. From abductors to hamstrings, from pectoralis major to triceps, and more, we couldn’t do all we need to do without the more than 630 muscles in our bodies. Muscles Make Us Move takes a funny look at the major muscles, helping kids learn while being entertained.

I reviewed an earlier book in this series, No Bones About It, in 2009. I immediately fell in love with Kirk’s witty rhymes coupled with the unique, and sometimes zany, illustrations provided by Eugene Ruble. Together, these men create a book that makes young people want to learn about a subject they might find boring otherwise.

Every elementary science classroom studying the body should have a copy of each of The Sum of our Parts books. With Muscles Make Us Move, Kirk and Ruble continue  to offer young readers a book that contains silly rhymes, factoids, word quests, and a glossary, all complemented by fabulous and funny artwork. I hope these men continue to collaborate. They always deliver a winner!

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  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10:1616331348
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331344
  • SRP:  $10.95

I received a free PDF of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation of any kind to provide this review.

December Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing

As I Watch, a Littlest Angels by Author, CHITRA SOUNDAR and artist SAMANTHA BELL. Read about how a tiny egg changes into a creepy crawly and then into a colorful, elegant butterfly. The repetitive text helps young readers to join in the reading.
 
The Sister Exchange, a Littlest Angels by author KEVIN MCNAMEE and artist KIT GRADY. Dealing with sibling rivalry in a fun and creative way, The Sister Exchange reinforces the bond between siblings, and increases reasoning skills through comparison.  
 
Poodle & Doodle a Guardian Angel Animals & Pets, by author DONNA SHEPHERD and artist JACK FOSTER. Angel thinks her life is ruined when Leah brings home a new dog. Will her worst fears be realized or will the new arrival make life better than Angel could have ever imagined? www.guardianangelpublishing.com/poodle&doodle.htm
 
Circulation Celebration: The Sum of Our Parts Series, an Academic Wings, by author BILL KIRK and artist EUGENE RUBLE.
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/circulation.htm  “Circulation Celebration” is an anatomical rhyme which is all about the blood inside you and how the heart keeps it circulating so all of your tissue cells get fed and stay healthy.  



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We’ll be reviewing Poodle & Doodle and The Sister Exchange, along with If I Could Be Anything by KEVIN MCNAMEE, which was released by Guardian Angel Publishing in November 2009.

The Sum of Our Parts: No Bones About It… by Bill Kirk

This rhyming book to help children learn more about their bones takes the dull art of learning and turns it into fun.  No Bones About It… is just one in a series of The Sum of Our Parts books by Bill Kirk.

Listing bones from bottom to top and learning their names and what they do becomes easier with Kirk’s witty rhymes; and when put together with the superb illustrations by Eugene Ruble, you’ve got a real winner.

Each page includes factoids about bones:  the long and the short ones, the flat and the irregular ones.  Kids learn which bone is the longest and which is the shortest.  How many bones are in each hand?  Your son or daughter will be able to tell you after reading No Bones About It…  There’s also a neat mystery bones quiz that asks readers to identify the pictures of bones found on each page of the book. 

Learning just doesn’t get any more fun than this!

Rating:   🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc 
  • ISBN-10: 1935137778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935137771
  • SRP:  $10.95