Friday, May 18, 2012

“It’s giving back”

The books ran the gamut of the body’s systems. Santorsola’s taught about the digestive system — eventually Josh convinced his friends to like vegetables, too. 
A cartoon cheetah who forgot to stretch before running taught students about the muscular system, while a boy confined to a wheelchair after an accident taught children about the nervous system. 
In all the stories, something left the main character feeling left out, whether it was a health issue or something such as a piece of broccoli that wanted to be eaten by candy-loving kids. 
There was a simple anti-bullying message underlying all the stories: People aren’t so different and everybody is better off when we all get along.

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