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This week’s children’s book review is all about The Body Book. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*.
What’s going on inside the human body? How do we move, eat, think and breathe?
Children will love looking inside the human body to discover the answers with this incredible interactive board book. With labelled acetate diagrams of the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems, this is a fantastic first look at human anatomy. From pumping blood to breathing air, The Body Book is an exciting way to explore all the amazing things our body can do.
For as long as I can remember Erin has been really interested in the human body. I think it goes back to when she had her first x-ray somewhere about age 2. We thought she’d broken her ankle but it turned out just to be a sprain. Anyway, since then Erin has wanted to know what happens inside our bodies but that can sometimes be hard to explain as someone who doesn’t really know too much.
The Body Book is such a great resource for children as it makes things really easy to understand and it’s all laid out really well. The illustrations are especially good and there is a mix of both large and small images on each page. Speaking of the illustrations, in other books about the body I have noticed all of the ‘people’ are grown ups but this one uses children instead and I think that’s really good for helping children to connect with what’s being shown.
The Body Book is full of great information about things such as muscles, skin, breathing, blood and food and drink, just to name a few. On each page there are little snippets of information, just enough for children to take in without getting bored or overwhelmed. Then there are the see through pictures of the body. This is definitely our favourite part of the book because the body layers up throughout the book and you’re able to see inside of different areas. It’s such a great idea to help children to ask questions!
This has quickly become one of my favourite books and although not a story, it’s something that we can get out from time to time, especially if Erin comes up with a question about something to do with her body.