Tell me about the Human Body & Plants
The School Reading Lists’ five word review: bold, colourful, wonder, surprise, invaluable.
Children’s book title: Tell me about the Human Body & Plants.
Children’s author: Emily Dodd.
Genre: Nonfiction – science.
Published by: Templar Books.
ISBN: 9781787418097 & 9781787418080
Recommended for children aged: 4-8 year-olds.
First published: Hardback February 2023.
This children’s book is ideal for: children with curious minds who are interested in science. .
To see the latest price or order, click on the book cover image.
I remember when I was very young, seven or eight I guess, and first started to become interested (obsessed, even) with certain kinds of books: atlases, encyclopaedias, illustrated reference books dealing with astronomy and medicine.
The overwhelming feeling was of wonder and surprise. The sun is a star, but close enough for us to feel its heat! Clouds are really big floating balls of steam! Beneath us the earth is full of raging molten lava, just waiting for the chance to burst through the surface!
I see that wonder these days in my grandson whenever I try to lift the lid on the world of external appearance for him and reveal the strange reality of life and nature.
Dipping into these two delightful books together has helped both of us to notice and appreciate more sharply the delicate symmetry which nature has developed between what the body needs and what nature abundantly provides.
The mysteries and mechanics of the heart, the muscles, the digestive system and the miracle of our senses and how the brain processes the information they continually feed into it – all are dealt with step by step using clear language and bold, colourful illustrations.
Similarly, the book on plants is rich in surprising facts and presented in a lively and engaging style. The pages in both books deal with a self-contained section of information and the pictures are deliberately ‘layered’ so that young readers are unlikely to feel swamped by masses of disconnected facts.
I would regard both these books as invaluable additions to home or school libraries, suitable for children aged four to eight.
Many thanks to Templar Books for the review copy.
If you like Tell me about the Human Body & Plants By Emily Dodd, illustrated by Chorkung you might also like: our reviews of The Young Cyclist’s Companion by Peter Drinkell, Zoom Adventure Series by Susan Hayes, The Extraordinary Elements by Colin Stuart, Metropolis by Benoit Tardif, The Princess and the Pea illustrated by Emma Martinez, Little Big Feelings Endorsed by Dr Janet Rose founder of Emotional Coaching UK and Build a Castle by Paul Farrell.
Browse our list of books for Key Stage 1.