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Jul 19 2016

The awesome body book by Adam Frost

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Bloomsbury,2016. ISBN 9781408862353
(Ages: 7+) Highly recommended. Non fiction. The awesome body book is an engaging and entertaining look at the human body in a 'Believe it or Not' style text. Colourful comparative graphics with bubble-sized chunks of information make this book easy to digest and appealing to a wide variety of clientele from non-fiction fact fans to reluctant readers. A varied approach with answers to puzzling posed questions, brain teasers and quizzes mean you can delve into the book at any page and be enthralled to keep reading.
Covering almost every aspect of the body structure and functions, readers will find this book hard to put down with so many amazing facts. The optical illusions the eyes perceive and how to pick a fake smile, to a good dose of fart facts and how much poo humans create in relation to other animals over a lifetime are riveting reading for many age groups fascinated by facts about why we are like we are. A list of sources for avid fact finders is also available at the end of the book for further reading.
This highly recommended book for the 7-12 year age group, will promote fact swapping discussions and intrigue all ages, as once you have learnt some awesome facts you won't be able to keep them to yourself!
Annette Mesecke

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