The Amazing Human Body Detectives by Maggie Li (Pavilion)

11892121_10153472513120446_2438140224477571444_nWe love nothing more than some well-written, creatively executed and fact-filled, non-fiction and this genius book by Maggie Li has it in abundance.

The Amazing Human Body Detectives‘ takes a trip through the human body from top to bottom, quite literally. I’ll only mention the world’s longest poo of 26ft, once!

11903730_10153472513175446_4710014693208506106_nThis book is packed with snippets of information and supported by pictoral infographics to illustrate each fact.

Even the contents page is a visual treat, cleverly incorporating the chapters within a spread of the human body, with each area clearly labelled to the associated chapter number.


The level of detail and description is pitched perfectly for a younger audience, with fun and amusing facts to hold their attention and keep them engaged.

For example, did you know your largest muscle is in your bottom or that our sneezes can travel up to 100 miles an hour – as fast as a racing car?


The book is accompanied by a handy magnifying glass to cleverly and subtly introduce young children to science and biology in an entertaining, non-clinical way.

We all learned plenty from this book and it includes simple but effective experiments and activities to try at home. We cannot recommend this enough and I will be taking this into my Pre School to share with the children and try some of the activities.

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