I was recently sent a copy of So You Want To Build A Human? to take a look at and review. So You Want to Build A Human is by
We like factual books that help us learn more about the world around us and also how things work including the body. So You Want To Build A Human? is a book that can be used over many years. A child in the infants would read and explore it with an adult. It’s a read alone book for a junior school child I’d say. That said I think it can be used beyond that. It’s not a book that simplifies things too far, there’s plenty to learn for older children and I certainly learnt things as an adult.
Each double page spread is dedicated to an different organ or system of the body, for instance there’s a two page spread for the eyes, another one for the ears, one for the brain, another for the muscles, two pages for the nervous system, and so on. Each page has illustrations on it (there are no photographs). Some show an overview and others show details. At the moment we are having a lot of conversations at home about the coronavirus (I’m sure we are not the only family in the country experiencing that). This book has informative pages about both the immune system and the lungs. I think they provide a good level of knowledge and enough detail to be useful, without overwhelming.
It’s quite a large book (bigger than A4, but smaller than A3) and has a good quality hardback cover. At the end of the book there’s a useful glossary, an index and a fold out chart of the whole body (about the size of 6 pages). I can see us using this book to help with biology homework for a year or two (H is in KS3). It’s also a book that children who are curious about nature and science will enjoy.
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