Reviews for Blood Pressure Basics

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 February

Gr 5-8--While these titles may not provide enough detailed material to inspire or support healthy habits, students will be able to absorb the information and report on the various topics discussed. "Myths and Facts" and "Ten Great Questions to Ask a Health Professional [or Doctor]" sections are included to varying effect. They do reinforce some major points, but at times hold little real-world applications. For example, would readers really ask, "How does HIV affect the immune system?" during a doctor's visit? Additionally, photos tend to be superfluous; there's a picture of a slice of pizza (Cholesterol) as an example of unhealthy food but no explanatory diagram of cell processes. Overall, these books will help readers who lack background in these subjects gain some basic knowledge.--Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

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