A Journey Through the Digestive System with Max Axiom
Includes: Getting Hungry, Taking the Plunge, Soak it in and Let it Out, and Why We Eat. Includes additional facts, glossary, appropriate internet sites, and recommended books. Trade paperback, 32 p.
About the Graphic Science Series:
What an incredibly unique way to teach science! Start with an ultra cool superhero scientist who can shrink to the size of an atom, or slip into a lab coat to travel through time, or even slip on a pair of sunglasses to obtain x-ray vision. Add engrossing graphics and short, reader-friendly sentences, and there you have it, the Max Axiom series of graphic novels.
Max Axiom is your child's tour guide as he demonstrates and explains science in a thoroughly engaging and memorable way. These books are especially useful for children who find reading to be a drag or science a bore. Max Axiom's action-packed graphic narrative format makes science not only accessible but also attractive.
Scientific Terminology Explained
Each title is rich with detailed accurate information, scientific terminology is clearly defined and presented in a reader-friendly way. Some books also include well-done detailed diagrams to clarify the more difficult topics. Each vivid, full-color book focuses on a single theme, presenting it in an interesting and understandable way. All 32-page books include several pages with more facts, a glossary with kid-friendly definitions, a bibliography, and links to websites.
An Excellent Resource
Solid science and captivating graphic-novel illustrations make these books an excellent resource for your family's library. One caveat, these are published by a secular company, so occasional references to evolution may appear.
Author: Emily Sohn
Publisher: Capstone Press
We got this book almost 2 years ago and it continues to be a huge favorite with my 6-year-old. I love the way it introduces the basics of digestion--and some of the non-basics, too! I especially appreciate the information about the importance of nutrition. And rest assured, the Max Axiom as drawn in the book looks nothing like the scary guy on the cover.
We read a book of each child's choice at bedtime. For 3 weeks running, this was our four year old's choice! He enjoyed the reading, but he also understood and utilized the information given through the story. The pictures are fun, and this is a great introduction to the human digestive system for all ages. We love Max Axiom so much we bought all of them, even the ones not carried by Timberdoodle.
My 5 1/2 year old really enjoys this book. (And so do I!) The illustrations are great and they help hold his interest as I am reading it to him. It did a good job of showing what's going on inside your body - it kind of reminded me of that movie from the 80's, Innerspace. We have several other books from this series and will definitely be buying more.
Our daughter loves to read! So, when we came across these graphic novels, we were very pleased. She finds them engaging and interesting. We let her read them in her time, which I find a great motivator in itself. As she learns by her own motivation. Definately recommend the Max Axiom series!