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Digital collection to discover: Discovering the human body

Les Éditions de l'Isatis offers educators the Umbilicus collection, a series of humorous documentaries on the functioning of the human body. This collection includes 17 titles including 3 titles published in 2010 and is aimed at children from 4 to 8 years old. Each story is presented in the form of an expedition of Professor Umbilicus inside the human body.

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Les Éditions de l'Isatis offers educators the Ombilic Collection, a series of humorous documentaries on the functioning of the human body. This collection includes 17 titles including 3 titles published in 2010 and is aimed at children from 4 to 8 years old. Each story is presented in the form of an expedition of Professor Umbilicus inside the human body.

Infobourg offers you the opportunity to purchase these titles in digital format, all offered at 8.95$ per copy. This way, you will be able to project them in front of the class on an interactive whiteboard.

They are on sale at Booksquebecois.com and can be downloaded to a computer or an iPad (via the app The hut).

For each of the titles offered, you can browse and download an extract.


Attention poison
Toxic or corrosive products in the house: kitchen, bathroom, garage. Outside: in the garden, in public parks and on the streets. First aid in case of poisoning, precautionary statements, identification of symbols indicating danger.


Beautiful red blood

In the company of Professor Umbilicus, it is the discovery of all the elements that are found in the blood white and red blood cells, plasma, platelets. The blood circuit in the body, the role of the heart, lungs and other organs. Digestion and respiration.


Blue bumps and sores
The skin, organ of touch. The different layers of the skin. Open wounds and closed wounds. Burns, sunburns, frostbite, abrasions, cuts, bumps, bruises, etc. How to disinfect and treat sores. Cautionary advice.


Good night, sweet dreams
During sleep, the body repairs itself and produces the hormones necessary for growth. Sleep cycles, dreams, nightmares, nocturnal fears. The number of hours of sleep needed to be in good shape. The dos and don'ts of bedtime.


Beautiful teeth all the time
The different teeth that line our mouths. The role played by saliva in preparing digestion. Why one should visit the dentist regularly. How does it treat cavities? Braces and tooth repairs. A few words of caution.


Urge to pee
The long journey of a glass of water inside the organs of the body and in the blood composed largely of water. This book also discusses the age of cleanliness, bedwetting and the importance of replacing the water that we lose when we go to wee.


Big bad cold
What happens when viruses in the ambient air enter our body? With its white blood cells and antibodies, how does the body defend itself against aggressors? How not to pass on your big bad cold to everyone?


I grow up
Prof. Umbilicus explains to children the phenomena of growth. From motor development to cognitive development, including language acquisition, the importance of sleep and the role of food, everything is there to follow the path from infant to adolescence.


I breathe well
This time, the friendly Umbilicus guide tackles the complex functioning of the respiratory system. This is an opportunity for young people to familiarize themselves with the role of the lungs, bronchi, larynx, as well as with the long journey of air through their body.


Eating well is much better!
What are our body's energy needs? We discover in this book the main categories of foods necessary for good health. Professor Umbilicus explains what is called junk food. It also invites us to discover new foods and to exercise.


Ouch my ears
The differences between the outer ear and the inner ear. Wax plugs, cavities, bacteria and viruses that cause ear infections. the different ways to treat earaches. Prevention and placement of tubes.


Soft skin clean skin
For some, the hour of the toilet is pleasant, for others, it is a test. The care of the skin, hair, nails, teeth, ears, not to mention the little hidden corners. Skin reactions to insect bites or pollution. Frequent hand washing.


Why glasses
How is the eye made up. The various malformations requiring glasses. How is the examination at the ophthalmologist or optometrist. Choosing a good pair of glasses with the optician. Take care of your glasses. Sunglasses to protect the eyes.


Lice, fleas and company
What do the dust mites that live in our homes look like? Are the fleas that live on our four-legged friends harmful to humans? How to get rid of the lice that settle on our heads? How to limit the damage and act with caution?


Burps, farts and little noises
Professor Umbilicus reviews the different noises emitted by the body, during digestion or when we eat too fast. Burps, farts, rumbling, hiccups. It also gives some advice on good habits and food hygiene.


SOS Allergies
What is an allergy? How the body reacts to the presence of an allergen. Foods, insects, dust, pollens, grasses and pollutants that cause allergies. Medicines that help with allergies. A few words of caution. This book is the only one on the market that explains these disturbing phenomena to children.


A vaccine for what
The body's reactions to germs. The preparation of vaccines and their usefulness. What happens when you get vaccinated? Diseases that are controlled by vaccines. The need to be vaccinated when going on a trip. Getting vaccinated is not a drama.


Prof. Umbilicus's games
Charades, hidden words, crosswords, puzzles, labyrinths, observation games, visual arts, quizzes, secret codes, riddles, etc.

Happy digital reading!

About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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