Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Human Body Detectives: Review and Giveaway

Posted by Valerie's Reviews at 12:30 AM

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Human Body Detectives (HBD) was created to inspire children to be proactive and confident in striving for their own optimal health.


I was sent a set of 3 books:

The Lucky Escape


Merrin and Pearl’s little brother Robbie has swallowed a penny.  Through magic and imagination, the girls find themselves on an adventure through his digestive system where they must grab the penny to help him and escape his poopy diaper.


This book was my 4 year olds favorite. It was really the only one she enjoyed. Here she is showing her favorite part of the book.

My 1st grader enjoyed learning about the digestive system. This book is written in a way that really helped her to get it and to hold her interest.

Battle with the Bugs


Merrin and Pearl’s cousin Max is sick, threatening everyone’s Mexican holiday.  This time the girls find themselves in Max’s body, witnessing first hand the immune system in action. They befriend a white blood cell warrior who leads them into battle against the offending bacteria.


She really enjoyed learning about the immune system. She loved the pictures of the bugs that make you sick and the gross factor with the snotty nose.

A Heart Pumping Adventure


During breakfast with her dad, Merrin is concerned about his eating habits and his heart. A few moments later, she and Pearl are riding on a red, pillowy, donut–shaped boat, floating on a red–colored sea and surrounded by hundreds of these grape–like things! Where are the girls and where are they headed?


This one was her favorite. She really liked the diagram of the heart and all the talk about blood.

I loved how easy it was to get my 7 year old interested in these books. I really like how much information is packed into them without it being way over her head. The Glossary in the back of the book really helped when I was asked what a word meant and I just wasn’t sure how to explain it. I think the best part of all was jokes in the back of each book, we all enjoyed those. This is an excellent addition to our home library and I would love to see it in our local schools as well.

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Renee Sapone said...

I love how they teach kids about being healthy in an interesting way that catches their attention!

The McKennas on October 25, 2011 at 1:09 AM said...

I love how they have a Moms Choice Award!

Christyn Mckenna

Heather on October 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM said...

Thankyou for all your support! I love what I am doing. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Anonymous said...

There are some really nice coloring pages to download
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farmgirl on November 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM said...

Love the coloring pages!! I am going to school for nursing and my daughter loves everything to do with it:)

ambercrosby5@gmail.com said...

I think the audios are a GREAT idea! makes it more exciting for the kids!

The Shopping Duck on November 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM said...

I like that they have a variety of titles! Great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Jody Cowan

Anonymous said...

I love the audios. Kids will really like that

Kristen on November 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM said...

I learned Dr. Heather’s kids LOVE being a part of Human Body Detectives and are passionate about sharing their love of healthy eating with other families.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

Sunnie said...

The lucky escape book looks fun.
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Jenny said...

I like that the series promotes being proactive to achieve a healthy lifestyle! I think it is a great way to get kids interested in making healthy choices :)

bettycd on November 7, 2011 at 10:01 PM said...

you can download related coloring pages

Unknown on November 8, 2011 at 8:43 PM said...

You can download corresponding coloring sheets.

Leslie S. on November 8, 2011 at 10:21 PM said...

I love that there are downloadables to go along with the books.I home school my 4 kids and think these would be great.Thanks!

corey1971 on November 9, 2011 at 2:52 AM said...

I think this is a great way to teach kids about the human body (olomon@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I love how it teaches kids something while making it fun!

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sherabbit36 on November 9, 2011 at 9:04 AM said...

these are awsome so cute

Diana on November 9, 2011 at 9:19 AM said...

I love the downloadable coloring pages

Anonymous said...

they have puzzles with same themes

Christian on November 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM said...

I liked the downloadable content like the boxes and coloring pages (cnfc800@gmail.com)

Aranda Gibbs said...

Love the variety

Jane Toney said...

I loved the healthy kids section with the recipes :)

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