Like I said a couple of weeks ago, I will do 3 Usborne posts per month, 1 'spotlighting' a book along with a giveaway of that same book, another 'spotlight' of our personal favorites or new titles, and a 3rd post on the first weekend of the month, highlighting that particular month's specials.
I present one of our very favorite books to you, See Inside Your Body! This book is the first of the 'See Inside' series that we've owned, and it solidified my desire to have these books in our personal library for home schooling. Usborne makes non-fiction topics in such an eye-catching way my children still, after two years, love this book. They are hardcover books that usually have at least 50 flaps (some are upwards of 100!) and break down a subject in a helpful way--by 'two page spreads'. Each page spread (see below, all about blood and the heart) puts hard concepts into easily comprehensible terms and visuals.
The illustrations in all their books are recognizably from the same company, and all are very detailed and well done. As most children love to open flaps in book, their attention is held throughout the book, and there are often 'real life examples' or tidbits on each page, relating the subject to everyday life.
There are many books in the "See Inside" series and they are all non-fiction. It is my goal to own all of them for my own children, and with already 4 in our book case, I think I'm doing fairly well. I have given these books as Christmas and birthday gifts, and they love them each time a new one is presented. Other books in the Flip Flap/ "See Inside" series that we own (and I'm sure to cover later in the year through this blog) are: "See Inside Houses Long Ago", "See Inside Math", and "See Inside How Things Work". They are a child's world history, math, and science preview, respectively. These books are sturdy hardcovers (with hard 'board book' pages) and I have never had a single one rip. In fact, they still look new because we treat them well. At $13.99 -$15.99, these are a great gift for a child in your life, who I guarantee will come back to it again and again. My kids have!