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Apr 23 2010

Ripley's human body, believe it or not by Camilla de la Bedoyere

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Scholastic, 2010. ISBN 978 1741695977.
Recommended (non fiction). Another book of facts and photographs, this time on the eccentricities of the human body, this book will please a whole range of kids when they find it on the shelves. Facts such as the 45 kilo girl in the USA who can put away 52 hard boiled eggs in one sitting, or the man who eats televisions, or the guys pulling a truck, all amaze and delight. Combined with information about the part of the human body under discussion, kids are sure to seek this book out on the library shelves.
Chapter headings such as Under pressure, Seeing is believing, Open up, What a waste, Lights out and Fit for life give a clue as to what is in each double page spread. All great fun, but with a base of fact making this a fascinating non fiction book.
Fran Knight

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