Sunday, December 24, 2017

Timberdoodle Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones Set of 4 Review

I have a fun book set to share with you, Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones Book Set of 4!  Dr. Bonyfide Presents was developed by a team of educators, health professionals and parents.  This series guides your child through the bone structures of their body using rhymes, games, puzzles, fun facts, quizzes and various hands-on activities to drive the information home.

Book 1 is specific to the bones of the hand, arm, and shoulder.

The back of the first 2 books in this series has a pair of x-ray glasses.

This welcome in the front of the book gives a good feel for how the book is designed.

In Book 1 you are introduced to Dr. Bonyfide, your tour guide throughout the complete series.  Dr. Bonyfide does pick up other friends along the way throughout the series.

 Above you can see D comparing her phalanges with the diagram in Book 1.

Here is D making a diagram beginning with her distal phalanges.

Coloring them in

D adding her intermediate phalanges.

Finished diagram with all 14 phalanges!

D using her x-ray glasses.

The glasses are pretty neat.  Above you can get a glimpse of what it's like to use them.

 Another view

 Using Book 1 to practice sign language.

Book 2 is specific to the bones of the foot, leg and pelvis.

In Book 2 you continue your journey with Dr. Bonyfide through the bones of the lower extremities of the body.  This book incorporates a fun circus theme.

 Again, it has the x-ray glasses too.

 Looking at bones of the foot.

Sneak Peak

 Learning the Grapevine.

Book 3 is specific to the bones of the rib cage and spine.

C reading Book 3

In this book you take an elevator ride through the spine and rib cage.

I love that you take an elevator ride traveling through the rib cage and spine in Book 3.  It is in Book 3 that you begin to see original comic strips that are super fun.

 An activity page - Curious Cuneiform Code.  It gives you the key.

 C working on the code.

 C solved it easily.  He is really into breaking codes so I think he would have been able to do this pretty easily without the key as well.

Book 4 is specific to the bones of the head, face and neck.

In the last and final book in this series, you will take a trip to Skull Island as you become familiar with the bones of the head, face and neck.  Dr. Bonyfide makes more friends and upon completion of this book you will have learned the entire skeletal system!  Like Book 3 there are lots of original comic strips.

 B reading Book 4

Another view

After using these books I can see why they have won so many awards including Nautilus Book Awards (Silver Winner), Tillywig (Brain Child Award), Parents' Choice Awards (Approved), National Parents Products Awards (Winner),  and the Academics Choice Awards (Smart Book Award).  I hope that through my descriptions and pictures that you can get a real feel for how these books are set up.  They are a great combination of facts and fun and they definitely encourage learning.  And if you know me, I'm all about learning and fun!  I love that the books have different themes and that they are easy to use.  I really liked that I could work with the kids and that they could also use them independently when desired (especially the older kids and the last books as they have more comics included).  These are a great tool for homeschooling or for the science lover in your home.

Check out more about these books including the option to purchase at the Timberdoodle website or direct link here.  You can purchase these books individually, as a set or within Timberdoodle's Curriculum Kits (Book 1 is available in their 3rd grade kit, Book 2 is available in their 4th grade kit, Book 3 is available in their 5th grade kit, and Book 4 is available in their 6th grade kit).

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  Timberdoodle sent my family Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones Book Set of 4 in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

My third grader loves her Dr. Bonyfide book!