When our family visited the Science Center in Cleveland, OH this past summer, I stumbled upon a book in the gift shop. The book was called Blood & Gore, Like You’ve Never Seen!by Vicki Cobb. The cover’s illustration caught my eye: magnified blood cells. Since I have been keeping my eyes open for books that might grab boys’ attention, I thought the title itself made the book a keeper.
Vicki Cobb brings nonfiction alive. The large, vivid photographs are intriguing. I don’t particularly enjoy science, but I have enjoyed perusing this book. The illustrations support the definition by giving the reader a real visualization of the explanation. This book would be a great for helping build background knowledge.
I noticed that the copyright of the book is 1997. This book is not a new one and going to Vicki Cobb’s website, I found a great resource. Vicki has several short (one to two minute) videos that demonstrate great science concepts.
Savorings for reading and in writing for Blood & Gore, Like You’ve Never Seen!:
Nonfiction – bringing science to life
Visualization – magnified photos (red blood cell is magnified more than nine million times its actual size)
Vocabulary – bolded and represented visually
Checking Comprehension – great text to use as each section is short
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