Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home Is Where the Heart Is

by Joshua Dworetzky, Joshua Allen

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Arbie, A young red blood cell, is off to visit the lungs on his first school field trip. But when a stray gust of breath pushes him into the bloodstream, he is quickly carried far from the home and surroundings he knows. Now, lost and stranded deep within the body, Arbie will have to navigate through many an adventure and body part if he hopes to see his family again. With the help of some new friends, and a fun way of looking at how our body functions, Arbie will learn that home is where the heart is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496903839
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 04/28/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dr Joshua Dworetzky currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he has spent far too much time since the conclusion of his medical training anthropomorhphizing body parts. An internal medicine physician and stand up comedian, he believes that laughter is truly the best medicine, when combined with regular checkups, and hopes all your blood cells everywhere are off on great adventures.

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Home is Where the Heart is

By Joshua Dworetzky, Joshua Allen

AuthorHouse LLC

Copyright © 2014 Joshua Dworetzky
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ISBN: 978-1-4969-0394-5


Deep inside the right atrium of the heart, something wonderful is about to begin ...

Where would he go? What would he see? Such things are in store for our young rbc.

Mrs. Cell: "Arbie, breakfast is ready. Hurry up or you'll be late for your field trip today."

Arbie: "Oxygen again? All I get for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is oxygen. Why can't I have something else like pizza or candy?"

Mrs. Cell: "Oxygen will help you grow up big and strong like your father. Now off to school with you."

A field trip's a breather, a chance to miss school—but every adventure must have a few rules

"Now class, when we get to the lungs make sure you stay with the group. It's easy to get blown away if you're not care warned.

Class: "Yes, Miss Valve."

Just like a bank where we store all our change, the lungs are where we perform gas exchange

Miss Valve spoke. "Class, the lungs regulate the oxygen supply for the WHOLE body! Follow me as we make our way toward the alveoli and be careful.

We're about to watch fresh air being delivered and then shipped into the bloodstream!"

Arbie laughed to his classmate. "Miss Valve worries too much. She's full of hot air, this will be a breeze."

Had he been careful, what might have been? With a gust and a splash, poor Arbie fell in!

Arbie: "Help!

Arbie swam and he swam, til his strength was kaput! When he finally crawled out, he was stuck in the gut

Arbie looked around bewildered. "Where am I? How home to see my family again?" he thought.

Inside the stomach, Food gets broken down, then heads for the intestines to get out of town


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