Picture Book Review: Marvelous Body

Marvelous Body by Jane Wilsher

Marvelous Body
by Jane Wilsher, Andrés Lozano (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

Using the “magic lens” you can explore the human body! There are sections all about bones, muscles, skin, eyes, and hair. You will learn about the nervous system, the digestive system, and your lungs and brain. Have you ever wondered how your brain interprets sounds through your ears, or how the tongue can taste different foods? Did you know your heart pumps your blood all the way around your body in about 60 seconds?

It’s so fun to look around the pages with the magic lens and find all the hidden illustrations. You can see people’s bones and muscles inside their bodies, and it’s really cool to learn about all the little details of our bodies that we don’t normally think about.

Each page is divided into small text boxes with factoids about the body, making this book easy to read. The design is really colorful and interesting! I liked the cartoony art style.

There is also a section about how babies grow from a fertilized egg into an embryo, and then a fetus until the baby is ready to be born. The text simply says “A sperm cell and an egg cell from the parents connect.”
There is also a section about stem cell research in labs. The text says “Stem cells are the first cells that form to make a baby.”
I appreciated that the facts are told in an appropriate way for any age group. It’s up to the family of each young reader to decide how much the reader is ready to know beyond that, and what moral message they want to teach their child.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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