Reviewed by Kathie Smith

My Achy Body, part of the Body Works series by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD, focuses on the most common aches and pains children experience. It is written specifically for children ages six and older using words and terms that are easy for members of this age group to understand.

Topics include bruises, scrapes, broken bones, sprains, stomach aches, earaches and sore throats. Causes of specific injuries and how our bodies work to heal them are addressed in simple, yet informative, terms. It is particularly refreshing to see the inclusion of emotions as a legitimate source of pain.

The main body of the text is complemented by Fun Facts, true or false questions and helpful medical tips at the end of each chapter. There are interesting examples of how this book is relevant to every day life and why we sometimes feel pain even when we are not ill or injured. For example, playing outside in the cold will not cause us to get sick, but it may still result in an earache or sore throat.

My Achy Body is a wonderful resource for children interested in learning more about their bodies. It is engaging, well written and provides information that is appropriate for the suggested age group.

Rating: 5/5

Kathie is a writer, wife, mother and volunteer living in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Her passion for the written word is fulfilled by creating her own fictional work, freelancing, acting as an adviser to another author, and reading with her six year old daughter.

Review copies were provided free of any obligation by Tundra Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.