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Enjoy Your Cells-Balkwill/Rolph 4-book set

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© 2002 • 32 fully illustrated 4-color pages in each book.
Enjoy Your Cells ISBN 978-087969584-2
Germ Zappers ISBN 978-087969598-9
Have a Nice DNA ISBN 978-087969610-8
Gene Machines ISBN 978-087969611-5

Paperback •
ISBN  9781621820024

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A collection of all four titles in the Enjoy Your Cells series for one low price.

Enjoy Your Cells is a new series of children's books from the acclaimed creative partnership of scientist/author Fran Balkwill and illustrator Mic Rolph. Once again, they use their unique brand of simple but scientifically accurate commentary and exuberantly colorful graphics to take young readers on an entertaining exploration of the amazing, hidden world of cells, proteins, and DNA.

It's over ten years since Fran and Mic invented a new way of getting science across to children. Think what extraordinary advances have been made in biology in that time—and how often those discoveries made headlines. Stem cells, cloning, embryo transfer, emerging infections, vaccine development…here in these books are the basic facts behind the public debates. With these books, children will learn to enjoy their cells and current affairs at the same time. And they're getting information that has been written and reviewed by working scientists, so it's completely correct and up-to-date. Readers aged 7 and up will appreciate the stories' lively language and with help, even younger children will enjoy and learn from the jokes and illustrations—no expert required!

This series is a must for all elementary school students and those who care about educating them to be well-informed in a world of increasingly complex health-related and environmental issues.

Fran Balkwill is Professor of Cancer Biology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the London Queen Mary School of Medicine. Mic Rolph is a graphic designer with much television and publishing experience. Together, they have created many books for children, and have won several awards, including the prestigious COPUS Junior Science Book Prize.

Enjoy Your Cells
Germ Zappers
Have a Nice DNA!
Gene Machines


review:  “The illustrations in Enjoy Your Cells are fantastic....this is no boring biology textbook. Rolph’s illustrations are rich with color and many have entertaining text bubbles....The book is jam-packed with information for both kids and parents. I'm a biologist and I learned new things from the book. Balkwill works hard to make all this material accessible to young minds...The book certainly made a lasting impression on my daughter....She...even asked to bring the book to her preschool. It’s pretty neat to see how Enjoy Your Cells has given her a new way of looking at the living world.”
      —Washington Post