In the past two weeks Caramel reviewed Survive: The Digestive System and Survive: The Circulatory System, the first two books in the Survive: Inside the Human Body series illustrated by Hyun-Dong Han. This week he is reviewing the third and last book in this series of graphic novels: Survive: The Nervous System. Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Caramel: They are in her brain this time. They figure out that there is a tumor in her brain. In her optic nerves.
S: That is scary! But how do they get from the circulatory system to the brain?
C: They went into the ear through the blood system, and then they went to the brain.
S: Okay, I don’t quite get it; I guess I will have to read this book too…
S: Anyways, so Phoebe has a tumor, then?
S: Is it malignant?
C: No it is benign. That means it is not cancerous and it does not spread fast. It grows slowly.
S: Good, so they have some time. Then do they try to get out or fight the tumor somehow?
C: They get out. They take a sample with them, and then they get out. That is how they find out that it is benign.
S: How do they get out?
C: They go to the eye, and then she cries, and they come out with her tears.
S: That is an adventure!
C: Really weird one!
S: So what did you learn in this book?
C: That there are two different types of tumors. And I learned about REM sleep. That is when you are having dreams and your eyes move. Rapidly. So Rapid Eye Movement = REM.
S: I see you read some of the fact pages! Did you read all of them? I know you like facts.
C: Yes but I did not read all of them this time. I wanted to read the story first.
S: I get that. Maybe you will go back and read the fact pages the next time.
C: Yes, probably.
S: So overall, did you enjoy reading this series?
C: Yes. I really enjoyed it. And I’m glad they got out!
S: Would you like to shrink and travel inside a living body?
C: I don’t think so. I don’t want to face parasites or tumors. And I also like being a normal-size bunny, and bouncing around is fun.
S: Maybe you could bounce around inside someone’s body.
C: Still, I don’t think I would like it.
S: I know. It can be scary. So let us wrap our review up with your three words for this book.
C: Funny, action, and color.
S: Those are good words to describe this book!
C: Yes! And stay tuned or more book bunny reviews!