Humanatomy: How the Body Works by Nicola Edwards and Jem Maybank
|Humanatomy: How the Body Works by Nicola Edwards and Jem Maybank|
|Category: Confident Readers|
|Reviewer: Jill Murphy|
|Summary: Wonderfully informative book about the human body. Packed with information and fabulous illustrations, this is one they'll come back to over and over again. Brilliant work!|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 40||Date: May 2018|
|Publisher: 360 Degrees|
Get under your own skin, pick your brains, and go inside your insides!
That's what Humanatomy invites you to do and honestly, I don't see how you could resist. This informative book provides a wonderful primer about the human body to curious children- from the skeletal system to the muscular system via circulation, respiration and digestion, right up to the DNA that makes who we are.
And wow! This is a fabulous book. Production values are sky high and it even smells nice! The inside front cover opens out to reveal a flip section containing a high quality labelled illustration of one of the body's systems. The main body of the book contains a detailed chapter on each of those systems, expanding on the illustrated pull-out with an overview and an assortment of interesting facts. And there's a fabulous glossary at the end, defining terms in an accessible and vocabulary-boosting way. The cover - look at it in our infobox at the top of the page! - is gorgeous - inviting and busy and interesting. The paper is thick and of high quality and will bear the multiple readings Humanatomy is likely to bear. Every aspect of this book invites you in and keeps you there. I salute the entire writing, illustration and production team!
I particularly like the way in which each chapter begins with a serious overview of a bodily system, goes on to drill down into some serious details and examples, but is never afraid to inject a little bit of kid-level silliness - What is snot and why do we have it?, for example. Did you know that we share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees? Or that blood makes up 7% of our body weight? Or that someone once sneezed at 103 miles per hour?
Everything about Humanatomy is great. Seriously - the text, the illustrations, the production, the engagement, the sensitive way some tricky topics are handled. Every child should own a copy.
If human anatomy fascinates them, The Human Body in 30 Seconds by Anna Claybourne is another fabulous one to look at. And if they want a scientific snigger, go no further than Why is Snot Green? by Glenn Murphy.
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