You Can't See Your Bones with Binoculars!

by Harriet Ziefert , illustrated by Amanda Haley

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This acclaimed "edu-tainment" series offers an active exploration of subject matter from fingertips to lunar trips!

Classroom-ready and packed with kid-centered science information and activities, the You Can't… books combine laughing with learning.

What's inside your rib cage?

Hint: it's not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads?

Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones - what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones.

Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic.

From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!

About The Author/Artist

Harriet Ziefert is an educator, author, publisher, and acclaimed expert in creating dynamic nonfiction that inspires lifelong curiosity and learning skills. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Amanda Haley graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Her illustrations can be found on stationery products. greeting cards, wrapping paper, back-to-school items, print ads, magazine articles, and, of course, children's books. She lives in Mathews, Virginia.


Jacketed Hardcover

40 pages

Ages: 4-8 years

Common Core Correlation

  • Connection Between Scientific Ideas (Gr. 2-4)
  • Informational Text Features (Gr. 2-3)
  • Integrate Picture Knowledge to Support Text (Gr. 2-3)
  • Narrative Nonfiction (Gr. 2-4)


USA 16.99 | Canada 19.99

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