Head to Toe: My Body and How It Works
Koko and Alex are the two little guys who escort the young grade-school readers through the human body. Written by a group of London-based designers, authors, and illustrators who develop science-based themes for a young audience under the name of Okido, this book is an impressive representation of their work. You can start by examining the brain and thinking about what it does, or by playing a memory game and then testing the five senses. You can look at the heart, think about blood, and then there are germs. And what about the body’s enclosing blanket, the skin the covers the muscles and the bones? There are games galore to play that help elucidate how the body functions, even a recipe to bake some cookie people. Picture puzzles invite the reader to select the correct ingredients, and kids will delight in the section describing pee and poop. A game covering various body noises will keep the kids giggling as they mimic the sounds of burps, snores, sneezes, coughs, pulses, and even the involuntary fart. This is a book full of colorfully crafted ideas, activities, games, and information that is geared to the beginning student.
Thames & Hudson