Kid Konnection: What Body Part Is That?
There is a lot of nonsense written about the human body, and this book is no exception. In its 68 fully illustrated, 99.9% fact-free chapters, What Body Part Is That? will explain everything you ever needed to know about your body without the boring technical jargon and scientific accuracy that normally clog up the pages of books like this.
Never again will you be stuck for an answer when somebody comes up to you, points at a part of your body and demands to know, “What body part is that?”
Even though the synopsis and cover clearly state that this book is 99.9% fact free, I expected there to be some truths in this book but I was wrong. It’s mostly silly and, to be honest, the humor grew old with me very quickly. Here’s an example found almost halfway through the book:
Thighs are nice, big, juicy, upper-leg muscles that are very good for eating if, say, you’ve been lost at sea for many days and you’re starving.
I thought the detailed illustrations by Terry Denton were fabulous but, overall, this book fell flat for me. I was hoping for a humorous book that included some facts, but that’s not what I got. I have a feeling I’m too old and too female for it. I would love to know how a young reader reacts to it.
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