50 Body Questions: A Book That Spills Its Guts

Category: Book
By (author): Kinnaird, Ross
By (author): Kyi, Tanya
Series: 50 Questions
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Body
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: February 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 108
Size: 9.50in x 7.00in x 0.31in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen -- YOU!

Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily.

The fifth book in Annick's successful 50 Questions series guides readers through the details of how our bodies function, from the miracles of genetics, to immune cells shaped like sea monsters.

With her engaging, lucid style, Lloyd Kyi incorporates recent scientific research to explain our body's complex workings. Kids will love finding the answers to questions such as:

  • Do blood cells travel single file? (In our capillaries, blood cells have to squeeze through one at a time.)
  • How is your spine like a racetrack? (Messages race down the nerves in your spinal cord faster than a NASCAR driver.)
  • Is your brain like plastic? (Your brain's ability to change is called "plasticity.")
  • Can your lungs take a hike? (Your lungs and blood vessels adapt to altitude changes.)
  • Are there aliens inside you? (The invasion of microscopic living organisms started the moment you were born.)

You'll discover how people avoided epidemics in ancient Pakistan and why your goldfish can see things you can't. Hilarious illustrations will keep kids laughing as they learn.

From The Publisher*Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen -- YOU!
Review Quote*A tour through the human body that's eminently understandable and entertaining and even often quite funny.
Review Quote*A fun and quirky romp through human anatomy.
Review Quote*The writing style and humorous illustrations provide information in a way that will be appealing to a variety of readers while still allowing readers to use this book as a source for assignments.
Review Quote*I like reading the 50 Questions books because even if I know a lot about a particular subject, I always still learn something new.
Biographical Note

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the popular author of numerous books for young readers. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator who has worked in London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.