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Body Book by Nosy Crow, illustrated by Hannah Alice

The Body Book: a child is half-dressed, half-diagram of the human bodyA review by Emma Streeton

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.

Bookworm aged 7 reacts

This book only arrived in my hands yesterday. My littlest bookworm immediately swooped upon this book. She initially had a flick through the pages and I could see straightaway her interest spike. She held up the book to show me different pictures and without hesitation read the whole book aloud from front to back. For an hour she was completely absorbed in learning all about the body. I think it is safe to say this book was a hit and will be revisited many times by my two daughters!

As I sat beside my bookworm looking at what this book has to offer I was quietly very impressed. The illustrations are fabulous. Clear, colorful and interesting. There is enough information without it being too overwhelmingly detailed. The book aims at ages 5 to 8 and they have got it spot on with the balance of information and diagrams. My daughter felt delighted when she came across facts that I didn’t know. She enjoyed sharing the information with me and together we discovered new things.

The verdict

The Body Book is an absolute cracker of a book to introduce younger children to the ins and outs of the human body. It is such a fun book that bookworms don’t realize quite how educational it is. A fabulous addition to any bookshelf. I feel privileged to review it. Thanks for another great resource Nosy Crow.

Book details

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
ISBN: 9781788006767
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Format: board book, 18 pages
Released: 2020
Category: children ages 5 to 8, nonfiction


Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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