Jessica's X-ray

Jessica's X-ray

Book - 2002
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Featuring six real x-rays printed on mylar, Jessica's X-Ray is a unique and fun look inside our bodies and the world of x-rays written by a professional x-ray technologist who has worked extensively with children. In the book, kids follow Jessica, who has broken her arm, as she tours the hospital seeing x-ray rooms and looking at actual x-ray, CAT-scan, MRI and ultrasound images. These real x-ray images are printed on mylar so readers can see firsthand what Jessica sees. An identification key at the end of the book also helps kids pick out bones and muscles on their own.

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781552975787
1552975789
Branch Call Number: J 616.07572 Zon
Characteristics: 27 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Dobson, Clive 1949-

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LibraryLady_5 Jul 07, 2014

This would be a great book to have in a doctor's waiting room, or especially in the waiting room of a hospital's pediatric X-ray department. It's great for sharing with children who actually need X-rays, but it also presents information that will be of interest to many children. The book combines a story about a girl who broke her arm with factual information about X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs and even includes copies of 4 actual X-rays, 1 MRI and 1 ultrasound of an unborn baby. It would work as solo reading for 1st and 2nd graders and also as a read-aloud, with appropriate modifications, for preschool children of various ages. I first discovered it when looking for a book to help introduce the letter X to a preK class, and it works well for that purpose too!

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LibraryLady_5 Jul 07, 2014

LibraryLady_5 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

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